07 July 2010

Favorites: Bowl

Anyone who has read a post or two on this blog is aware of the fact that I am prone to more than a few materialistic obsessions (insert guilty face and shoulder shrug here) so it should be no surprise that I have a thing for...bowls.  I can't help myself.  I love their generous receptive nature, the incredible range of silhouettes and shapes, their ability to safely cradle a diverse assortment of things...edible or non....solid or liquid.  This is the latest addition to my collection...hand-painted, ceramic, Japanese... purchased at a shop in Osaka where I gently but assertively wrestled it from another shopper's hand...we reached for it at the same time and I should have been gracious and released my grip but that's the thing about an obsession, it takes hold and it doesn't let go.

2 comments:

JnyG said...

Oh! You (big) ugly Americans! Actually, I can't blame your for your wrestling match. And you are so right: ceramic pieces (and really any vessel, including baskets) are either holding and retaining something or they are giving something away. Being the generous person that you are W.E., I am wondering what will be the first concoction that goes in this bowl ....

W.E. said...

Dear JnyG I will have you know that the first thing to go into my new bowl was a generous serving of blueberries with a sprinkling of sugar....a nice combination of colors although the lovely visual was promptly disrupted by my impatient appetite....big ugly American strikes again!