Bowl 10 – Proud Bowl


‘Proud Bowl’ was inspired by the most gorgeous rainbow wrapping paper that someone used on a gift for someone in the the house at some stage.

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Bowl 10 – Proud Bowl was inspired by the most gorgeous rainbow wrapping paper that someone used on a gift for someone in the the house at some stage. I don’t recall it arriving, but it was in my stash and I waited months for the muse to hit so that I would know how to use it. The colour bands on the original paper are twice as wide as they are on the bowl – I tore them all in half down the middle.

I tried weaving them into a square pattern for the centre of the bowl, but that didn’t work. I tried to turn them into a spiral working their way out from the centre. That didn’t work, either! I then started just laying the full-width bands down across the base, but they were too thick, so that’s when I started tearing them into thinner bands and rotating between the five colours.

I had hoped to have it ready for our ‘Yes’ vote (on marriage equality) in late 2017, but hadn’t even started it by that stage! Better late than never, though. And that goes for both.


  • Lollies, candy etc. are for perspective purposes only – item ships without these. (Basically because they’d be really, really stale by the time you received them!)
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  • Diameter: Between 28 and 30 cm
  • Height: Between 6.5 and 7 cm
  • Weight: 130 gms (0.13 kg)


This series of papier mache bowls is created from self-supporting papier mache, bar the base which has been strengthened with a piece of recycled corrugated cardboard.

All bowls are made from a combination of recycled office and other paper, and some contain new paper for decorative purposes. The occasional bowl will also incorporate other media such as beads etc. The bowls are created using PVA glue and/or Bondcrete and are sealed with at least three coats of Cabot’s Benchtop Clear food safe varnish.

Each bowl is unique.

The bowls are decorative only – while they are sealed and can be wiped clean with a damp cloth, they should not be immersed in any liquid, nor should they be placed in the dishwasher, oven or microwave.

While they’ve been sealed with a food safe varnish, I don’t recommend using them as a storage bowl for fruit where the skin is intended to be eaten e.g. plums, apples, grapes etc. Thicker skin which will be peeled should be okay e.g. oranges, bananas, rockmelon etc.

No bowl is completely round, nor completely flat. While the structure starts off reasonably straight, it slowly takes on its own dents and warps as it grows.

Additional information

Weight 0.13 kg
Dimensions 28 × 30 × 6.5 cm


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