Saturday, July 19, 2014

417 Variety With a Jean Wells Bowl

I made some modifications to the original painting and the title.
This is another favorite bowl by local artist Jean Wells.  I didn't do her oak leaves or the bowl justice in this painting.  Jean uses a technique called "sgraffito" or slip-carving, which is very different from so many other pottery you see at art fairs.  She carves the slip to make the design, and the effect is so interesting and unique.  I really admire Jean for her work with the Empty Bowls project here in Milwaukee, which is designed to place hunger-awareness in the forefront, and to earn money for those in need.   You can visit her site at:

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