I like the mathematics of the fact that when you spin something around an axis, all the points in it describe circles. So the concept of a lathe I find satisfying, in a related way. Wood too gives me pleasure in its colours, its grain, how you shape and work it, and what it looks like when it's finished.
So when it comes to turned wooden bowls, what's not to like? I own just one, that's enough to serve as a pattern, a focus of the pleasure if you like. I bought it at a craft fair. It usually holds a quantity of pot-pourri that gives a subtle scent as you walk past, but Anita was changing the contents recently, giving me the chance to photograph it in all its glory. Here it is.