This large, heavy, handmade ceramic bowl looks like something Ariel brought up with her to the land from her family’s castle under the sea. And now it’s been found years later, after gradually becoming one with the hills near the beach.
The glaze is similar to pastel aqua lichen growing on rocks, the scalloped ridges are irregular like mountains in the distance and the green glass center takes me back to hikes in the Rocky Mountains and the clear, clean water that is left behind in small dips on large boulders after the snow melts. Hold up — I’m not done yet with the nature metaphors! The exterior is one massive fossil or oyster shell with micro folds and a course texture to contrast with the smooth, shiny interior, which appears to be food safe.
All to say — an exceptional bowl, finished smartly with four pieces of felt on the bottom, that can transport you to the ocean or the mountains, depending on how you choose to view it.
Ideal as a fruit bowl overflowing with bananas, citrus and mangoes.
Stamped with artist initials ‘LT,’ which appears to be a match for Cornwall-born multi-talented artist Louise Thompson.
10.25” x 3.75”
Heavy for its size.
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