Ordered by a parishioner for their Catholic Church, this piece adds some style to an important day. After Palm Sunday, the palms are burned and the ashes are saved for the following year to be used on Ash Wednesday. Amazing the things you learn while blacksmithing; kind of like we learned about opening a bottle of vintage port wine. Since the palms are very dry, a grill was made to contain the fire and flying ashes, which hangs on the side when not in use. Once the fire is out, the ashes are the important part, is a shovel was forged to match the bottom of the bowl to ensure all the ashes were scooped and saved.