An odd pair

I made a couple of bowls over the weekend. One is Carrara Bianco marble, the other is a really nice piece of Welsh slate. These were both inspired by an exhibition at the SCVA (Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts) called FIJI, Art and Life in the Pacific. Among this incredible collection of artefacts (the largest collection ever shown) were some lovely bowls.

My bowls are more chunky, especially the legs on the Welsh slate one. As slate is a laminated material, I couldn’t make them thinner without risking them snapping off. This one showed amazing colour when rubbed. Here’s a few pictures…..

Conquered it, finally

Hi! I have a tendency to design things that are a bit tricky to make, keeping myself on my toes! The latest is a commission, a Welsh slate bowl which will feature a circular inscription, raised horse chestnut leaf and conker. The last conker fell apart in the making, due to a rather weak layer in the slate, but today I finally finished the second one, phew. It will be attached with a stainless steel dowel. When the lettering is cut and the job finished I’ll post more pictures.

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