‘Candy Stripe Bowl’ is the first I’ve made in this shape and size – it’s much taller and rounder than my Mini Bowls.
It was inspired by some old scrap-booking sheets – which I’ve used here. The challenge was to use stripes in a round object. Or rather, an object which isn’t perfectly round – being papier mache there are minor warps here and there from the main. So I got my Sheldon Cooper on and worked out a way to tear and place the paper so that there would be a geometric repetition and logic to how the paper was laid, and I’m pretty happy with how it’s turned out.
The interesting thing, speaking of warps, is the way the bowl eventually warped into a slightly squarish shape – where the patterns meet vertically the layering has pushed the structure of the bowl out a little along those lines.
Being deeper and rounder than my mini bowls, this is perfect for popcorn or a big bag of mixed lollies. If you do plan to use this for your popcorn, then I recommend lining it with a paper napkin/serviette first, just to protect both the bowl and your popcorn from each other.
- 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.
CANDY STRIPE BOWL DETAILS:
- Diameter: 20 cm
- Height: 9.75 cm
- Weight: 50 gms (0.05 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.