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Can you handle it? New online store & handled bowl designs

Posted November 27, 2015

I’m excited to announce that after my yearlong apprenticeship with Jim Sannerud I’m officially ready to sell my bowls! My friend Mikey Hoy created an online store and you can check it out here.

Towards the end of my project I became interested in making handled ale bowls based off of traditional Swedish and Norwegian designs. I was particularly inspired after visiting the archives of Vesterheim, the national Norwegian-American Museum in Decorah, Iowa. Below are photos I took of some of my favorite bowls they have in storage. This winter I plan to make more handled bowls and am excited to explore new shapes and designs. 

Lillehammer, Gudbrandsdalen, Norway. 1800. 4-1/2" diameter, birch. 
 
Norway. c. 1800.  6" diameter. 
 
This is thought to have been an individual dipper for serving ale. 4" diameter. Date unknown.