Those of you who follow me on Instagram know that I picked up this amazing bowl by Olsson & Jensen a few months ago, and that I just love the unfinished look of it. What I didn't tell you (mainly because I fell so madly in love with it regardless that I basically forgot) is that although I ordered the smallest size, it was lightyears bigger than I ever imagined it would be. Like I said, I still love it, but I had imagined it smaller and for another purpose.
Said and done, I wanted more of these amazing bowls, but I wanted to customise the size of them to suit my plans, and therefore I started researching how to create similar ones myself. I started researching possible materials to work with that didn't require an oven at 1500 degrees, and ideally that could just dry out in the open. I came across air drying clay that seemed like the perfect fit and immediately got super excited about working with it. It's a really easy material to work with, although I was not looking for perfection so I can't really say what it's like if you are looking for another kind of finish, and I just left it on the kitchen table for a few days to dry. I love how the look of it is really delicate and clay-like (makes sense?), and I have a hundred other ideas that I want to try making with it, so stay tuned!
However, let me just say, that the one I bought is made of beautiful ceramics and can probably be washed (haven't tried yet, so far I've only used it for decoration), while mine are made of air dried clay and therefore will not be able to stand water at all.