berry bowl and trayby Robert Siegel $65.00
- the story
The Sweetness of Summer
Designer Robert Seigel has special memories of childhood summers spent at Long Beach Island, NJ, with his grandmother, whom all referred to lovingly as "Baba". Baba always kept a special berry bowl on her counter, filled with the sweet harvests of spring and summer.
Now Seigel has crafted his own spin on the berry bowl, for the delight of a newer generation. Each sturdy porcelain bowl and saucer is crafted and glazed by hand, creating unique variations in size and color. The cluster of holes in the bowl's underside enables it to be used for rinsing your berries, while also allowing air to circulate, which helps keep the fruit ripe. Place the included saucer beneath the bowl to catch rinse water or stray juice drippings. Sold separately. Choose from the earthy Apple Green/Winter Gray or the vibrant Sky Blue/Cherry Red color combinations. Handmade in Los Angeles, CA.
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- glaze, porcelain
- Approx. 4" H x 6" dia.
- Microwave and dishwasher safe but hand washing is always recommended.
Due to the handmade nature, the size of these bowls may vary up to .25".
- the maker
The satisfaction that comes from creating something from start-to-finish and connecting with the process, (an idea that can be lost in this time of mass production) gives Robert Siegel's handcrafted pieces that extra something special. Drawing inspiration from the traditions of the past that encouraged originality, simplicity of form, use of local materials, and the visibility of the handmade elements, he creates functional and decorative porcelain objects that are simple and beautiful.
After graduating from the Miami University of Ohio in 2006 with a BFA concentration in Ceramics, Siegel traveled to Jingdezhen, China, the birthplace of fine porcelain. He completed two artistic residencies at Jackson Li's Sanbao International Ceramic Village and Caroline Cheng's Pottery Workshop prior to opening his current studio in Los Angeles, California.
Through Robert's work he aims to create an aesthetic that is based on utility, harmony and exposed structures to bring about a contemporary take on everyday objects. As a designer-craftsman, the clean lines of his pieces are deliberate and each limited-edition piece is individually hand-thrown and hand-stamped in his downtown Los Angeles, California studio.
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