Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Stacked Bowls by Adam Frew

I first came across Adam Frew's ceramics at the recent design pop-up shop presented by the Irish Design Shop at the Irish Architectural Archive. Based in Portstewart, Frew works primarily with thrown pottery, creating functional and decorative vessels glazed in a calm colour palette and sometimes featuring great drawn elements scratched into the surfaces. My favourite pieces of his are his four tier stacked bowls, pictured here. Four shallow bowls stack one on top of another with a flat lid on top: align them all correctly and you'll see the clouds on the lid spill rain down the side of the bowls. Simple elements, all beautifully proportioned and perfectly curved, come together to create something with charm and character.


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