Silvia Song has an incredible talent with wood and respecting its all-natural properties. The simplistic shapes allow for the wood patterns to act like an intricate painted pattern. I adore the ebony bowls, the dark color goes past the surface. I love the indigo dipped bowls, I would have never imagined to do that. The plates and knives are amazing. I experimented with turning a bowl when, just once. Silvia is really an artist.