Handmade ceramic serving bowl
ROOTS | Handmade ceramic serving bowl
The Roots collection is the most personal collection I’ve created so far as it draws inspiration from my journey of recovery from a life long mental health struggle due to severe childhood trauma. While all my pieces are a reflection of my life experiences, this collection focuses on the healing part of my journey, in which nature played a big role. Moving to Finland allowed me to be surrounded by the most incredible nature and to find in it the space and energy to put the broken pieces of my life back together.
In my eyes recovery is a journey that lasts a lifetime while also being a state of mind, a daily practice and a commitment one takes with their mind, body and soul. Recovering doesn’t mean letting go of the pain or mending each broken piece but accepting that one can be happy despite it all. Only when I stopped chasing the impossibility of changing the past I could start being present and grounded in my life which allowed me to finally let down ‘roots’.
The 'Roots' serving bowls are characterized by the contrasts of the gloss inside and the decorated matt outside. The delicate pine trees called ‘mänty’, which are typical of the Finnish landscape were carefully hand-painted with white porcelain. The unglazed areas have a very earthy feel and are purposefully placed where the hands are holding the bowl. The glazed area adds a foggy gloss effect which beautifully contrasts the matt one.
The shape of this bowl is unique as the front side is lower than the backside and it presents a little decorative sphere characteristic of the "Roots" collection. This serving bowl is a perfect size to be used as a cereal bowl, noodle or rice bowl or as a side dish serving bowl.
diameter approx 13.5 x 14 cm (approx 5.3 x 5.5 inches)
All the "Roots" pieces have been hand-built with black stoneware clay, decorated with white porcelain, glazed and fired at 1240°C and therefore are food and dishwasher safe.