Betty Gerstner

     Artist in Paradise

Hand Painted Porcelain
Hand-Built Pieces


Art Bowl - Cabbage Shape
Art Bowl - Cabbage Shape

I learned to make this type of bowl in a class taken with Nancy Benedetti of San Diego, California.

The way this bowl was created is similar to how the other art bowl on this web site was created, with the exception that the slip on the flannel pieces is not allowed to set up as much as with the other style of art bowl.

I created this bowl by dipping two circular cut cotton flannel pieces into slip. One of the circular pieces was slightly larger than the other. After pressing the flannel pieces to remove excess slip, each flannel shape is unfolded and draped over a balloon, first the smaller piece and then the larger piece, one over the other. I ruffled the edges to give the bowl an attractive shape. After the bowl was shaped, I cut a strip of flannel (about 1/2 inch wide) and dipped it into the slip. Then I tied it around the bowl shape, drawing the flannel shapes in just under the part where it flared out into the ruffled edges. Because the slip on the flannel is not allowed to set up as much as with the other style bowl, this bowl has a slightly "pebbly" feel. This bowl was created with no base collar.

This art bowl is in the Kailua Village Artists Gallery
at the Outrigger Keauhou Beach Resort in Keauhou, Hawaii, on the Big Island.

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