Over the last few months I’ve been experimenting with using natural organic textures to make impressions onto porcelain clay. I was out walking my little one and noticed all the different shaped and textured leaves as we walked past them thinking how each one would work as a bowl. I picked a few along the way and pulled out the clay that night to have a bit of a play.
I found the leaves that had a natural rounded heart shape were going to work best as a bowl and noted how the two different sized leaves fit so nicely together, so decided to make a set of nesting bowls. I glazed them in a gorgeous translucent green and here is the result:
I was so pleased with this set that a couple of weeks later I set off to gather more leaves from the bush with the perfectly shaped leaves. When I got there, the bush was gone! I walked the neighbourhood looking for another like it with no luck.
I did however come across a vine that had lovely leaves so gathered a few to bring home. This time I decided on a set of 3 nesting bowls and am over the moon with these ones too:
I’d love to hear from you if you like the idea of nesting bowls and what style you would like to see. I’m loving the results so far and would like to experiment further with this idea.