Vegetabowls

Vegetabowls are earthenware bowls slip-cast from molds made from real fruits and vegetables. The unique, organic qualities of each fruit or vegetable translate through to each piece. Each bowl is hand-painted with non-toxic, food-safe glazes that reflect the bright colors of its edible inspiration. They are all dishwasher and microwave safe.
The inspiration to create their line of slip-cast functional pottery comes from nature. By translating nature’s designs into clay they are able to invoke a new appreciation for everyday objects. Fruits and vegetables have such a variety of shapes, colors, and textures. They are intrigued by the cantaloupe’s rough, dry outside texture contrasting its smooth, bright, and sweet interior. By casting directly from the actual fruit or vegetable, they are able to replicate these designs in each bowl.
Vegetabowls began 10 years ago in Lexington, Massachusetts while Melanie was teaching a ceramics class. She asked her students to each bring in a fruit or vegetable for a lesson on slip-casting and plaster mold-making. She used a cantaloupe for her demonstration and it turned out so great they ended up casting a cabbage and pineapple. When Melanie brought it home to her husband, he was amazed. He said, “We have to make all kinds of fruit and vegetable bowls…. vegetabowls!” Grocery shopping has not been the same since!
Their line is constantly evolving and expanding with each trip to the farmer’s market and each passing season. Vegetabowls™ aims to promote local farming, healthy eating, and an appreciation for handmade functional housewares.Vegetabowls will be located on Lemon Ave south of Main Street near the mermaid fountain.