Footed Serving Bowl

Present your favorite foods amidst mountain scenery with Wendy Wrenn Werstlien's handmade serving bowl.

$148.00

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Mound to Mountain

In all of the wonders of nature, few things invoke the particular awe of mountains. The Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia provide a special kind of inspiration for artist Wendy Wrenn Werstlien, who created this organic-yet-elegant bowl. Like the Blue Ridge Mountains, this hand-thrown, footed bowl rises above its surroundings. Each large serving dish starts as a block of clay, until Wendy lovingly shapes the mound, focusing more on forming natural curves than on producing uniform pieces. She then uses carving tools to cut notches resembling the lush forest at the base of the mountains and adds her special hand-mixed glazes to each piece. Whether you're displaying fruit, creating an earthy centerpiece, or presenting this elevated dish as a gift, the blue-gray color, undulating lip, and tactile texture serve as a reminder that the mountains are calling. Handmade in Floyd, Virginia.

Due to the handmade nature of this item, each is unique and will vary.

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Made in Virginia

Wendy Wrenn Werstlien

created by

Wendy Wrenn Werstlien

location

Virginia

“Whether you enjoy a cup of tea alone or share a meal with a friend, each experience is enhanced by the presence of handmade objects.”

Before she molded clay, Wendy Wrenn Werstlien helped mold the minds of teenagers: she taught high school biology for 10 years. "I worked to cultivate in my students a desire to explore the world while also encouraging scientific inquiry. I find these two skills serve me just as well in the studio," she says.

When Wendy left teaching, she returned to the classroom as a student herself. She received an associates degree in professional crafts and then moved to Floyd, Virginia, where she took on a pottery apprenticeship. She's since built a life there as a professional studio potter, living and working among the mountains on the Blue Ridge Parkway. She takes inspiration from the beautiful scenery that surrounds her, and you can see the mountains' influence in her work. Wendy believes each piece shares a story with the people who use it. "Whether you enjoy a cup of tea alone or share a meal with a friend, each experience is enhanced by the presence of handmade objects."

Handmade Made in the USA
Made from
porcelain
Measurements
10" diameter x 10.25" H; 80 fl. oz. capacity
Ingredients
Care
Microwave, oven, and dishwasher safe.
Item ID
48553

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