For years I have been trying to do something different than other glass artists and not make bowls and plates. I created my method of making reverse glass paintings and then mounting them on unique found wood pieces. I loved them. Customers loved them.
And I still do.
But recently I've noticed a trend with people saying that they just don't know what they would "do" with it. So, I decided to start making more plates and platters. Still using my reverse painting techniques, but now you can actually serve or eat off of these art pieces. If you choose to.
And I have gone from making mostly square plates and platters to now I am making round bowls. My challenge used to be that I thought the bowls would make it harder to see my art work in them. But I have found a way to make it work. I have simply adjusted my drawings to accommodate the final shape. That meant drawing in a round format that can be viewed from all directions and from the top.
I am still working on the best way to photograph these very dimensional and reflective pieces, but I think you get the idea.
So this year so far has been full of roundness! It has been challenging and fun. I hope you like this shape as much as I do.
Large Violet Nuthatch bowl - about 10" diameter x 4" deep
I've heard that this is the "perfect ice cream bowl"