Bowl 9 – Food Bowl


‘Food Bowl’ was inspired by the recipes/food section of the Sydney Morning Herald’s weekly Good Weekend magazine, published each Saturday.

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‘Food Bowl’ was inspired by the recipes/food section of the Sydney Morning Herald’s weekly Good Weekend magazine, published each Saturday. I collected about three months’ worth and tore the different food pictures and pull quotes out, then sat down and sorted them into colour groups for the food inside the bowl, and into utensil groups and ‘people eating’ images for the outside and base of the bowl. In a lot of ways, it’s probably more decoupage on the outside, rather than papier mache, although the images were torn, not cut, so it’s probably a down home version of decoupage!

Unfortunately, I used the wrong pen when labelling the base … and didn’t realise until the first coat of sealer went on … oops. So there are a couple of smudges on the label – sorry! 🙁 So thankful I label them on the bottom and not on the inside!


  • 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 29 cm
  • Height: Between 6.5 and 7 cm
  • Weight: 110 gms (0.11 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

Dimensions 28 × 29 × 6.5 cm


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