‘Blue Mood’ was inspired by a large, thin sheet of blue floral wrapping paper. Blue flowers are unusual, and so it seemed a fitting thing to test on one of my early bowls – which I am pretty sure are unusual themselves!
Along with the floral paper, I worked with some plain tissue paper and some more fibrous blue paper to create stripes across the bowl. It was interesting to experience how the geography and geometry of the bowl dictated where the paper would lie.
- 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!)
- Price includes shipping within Australia. If you’re overseas, a $15 surcharge will apply once you enter your shipping address to help cover the additional shipping costs.
BOWL 3 – BLUE MOOD DETAILS:
- Diameter: 29 cm
- Height: Between 5.8 and 6.3 cm
- Weight: 83 gms (0.08 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, Bondcrete and acrylic sealer.
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, 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.