I just mentioned my favourite stone bowl the other day, and for most of the time it remains empty, as it is such a beautiful shape, texture and colour on its own - I bought it from Rowen & Wren who have a passion for beautiful objects - their collections, stunning photography and styling are truly inspiring.
One of the first things I made when I started chiseling stone, was a bowl shape - the outside of the bowl was left natural stone, and I just hollowed out the inner. It was very satisfying to make - bowl shapes are satisfying.
From the earliest times it seems we have been making bowls - examples are unearthed regularly - bowls for holding things, for containers, for cooking, grinding and for decoration.
What artistry in functional objects!
And I must share with you Aileen Ann Brannigan's heavenly carved stone bowls.