Good news: Cherry, very nice to turn, tight grain, you can get some fine detail, smells good to.
Bad news: End grain turning is very difficult and the pith is a killer, the wood will tend to split to the pith, not saying it can't be done, just hard to do the deep vessel. try it and you will find out. Usually you try to cut the pith out to do away with that problem.
More bad news: To air dry, 1 yr. for every 1" of wood, so if you have a 6" log it will be 6 yrs.
Some not so bad news: Turn the vessel to a rough shape, say 1/2" thick, wax the crap out of it and set it aside for 6 to 9 months, then do your final turning.
Or you can turn it to it's final shape green, much easier to turn, If you go down to 3/8" or 1/4" thick, or thinner, depends on your nerve or skill, the heat from turning and sanding will dry it out a lot. You might have to wait a day or two before sanding, sometimes it's still to wet to sand, just gums up the paper. But then you run the risk of warping if it's not dry enough.
I turned a piece green Magnolia, a vessel with a lid, I needed a towel to wipe the water off my glasses. It didn't split but the lid is loose now. You'll be surprised how much wood shrinks and moves when it dries.
Take a piece and give it a try. Get a hefty bowl gouge and round nose scraper, the deeper you go the heftier the tool.....and be careful. Take very lite cuts, you'll fined out, end grain is tough.
If there is a turning club near you, I suggest joining it, ask a lot of questions, you will learn a lot, I did.