This gold leaf paper bowl is hand built by artist Susan Dwyer in her Illinois studio, Up in the Air Somewhere.
The gold leafed interior of these papier-mâché bowls make them almost glow.
Up in the Air Somewhere is Chicago-based artist and designer Susan Dwyer. Three years after graduating from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where she focused in sculpture, Dwyer began creating a line of ceramic and papier-mâché vessels inspired by the clean, minimal lines found in industrial architecture. The silos, warehouses and watertowers that dot the Chicago landscape are transformed into elegant vases, votives and planters. Because they are individually hand-built without the use of molds, every vessel has its own organic, one-of-a-kind character.
and with a splash of colour….
These papier-mâché bowls are lined with colorful rubber inside and sealed with polyurethane on the outside, making them water resistant and durable. With a distinctive raw edge and unique mix of textures, they’re equally at home on the mantle and the tabletop.