What type of finish is on each piece?
The type of finish on each art object can be different, depending upon the wood and the preference of the artist. Generally, Norfolk Pine bowls and vessels use some sort of Danish style mixture that includes polyurethane. Other woods may also use similar mixtures or finishes, though some artists prefer to use pure oils, lacquer or shellac on some of their work. Though these finishes differ, most can be treated similarly to keep them looking fresh and new. [Back to the Top of this Page] Is the finish food safe? When the finish is dry, it is food safe. Some finishes are inherently food safe, such as shellac. In fact, shellac is used as an additive or coating in many foods. The hard candy coating of many products is due to a coating of shellac. Other finishes are also food safe once they are cured. Most artists prefer to use finishes that contain no residual elements that could cause problems, and therefore, you will not likely find objects in our gallery that contain such oils as walnut