Bowl 7 - Spring Flowers by Jenny Mosher
Spring Flowers was inspired by a really pretty sheet of tissue paper with a variety of checked squares behind simple flower shapes. The colours just brightened my day and are a good departure from my natural leanings towards purples, red and black.
This is actually one of my best bowls yet - the shape has held really well, so now I need to remember what I did so I can do it again ... Yeah, good luck with that, Jen!
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.
Bowl 7 - Spring Flowers details:
Diameter: 29 cm
Height: Between 6.8 and 7.5 cm
Weight: 107 gms (0.107 kg)