Story bowls

Story Bowls are just as the name suggests, bowls with a story. I made my first Story Bowl in 2001 and have made dozens since – I’m very proud to have contributed to the private collections of owners all over the world. Whether you purchase a ready to ship bowl from my shop or commission a custom piece, Story Bowls are always one of a kind – no two are alike. Story Bowls can tell your own story, a life event, fictional story or tale, a news event, fantasy, anything. I work very intuitively to let the clay tell your story in detail, adding character and a hint of whimsy.

All Story Bowls come in a luxurious fair trade, felt lined gift box, making them the perfect gift for someone special or yourself.

Find ready to ship Story Bowls in my Etsy shop. If you’d like me to turn your own story into a Story Bowl, just contact me through the form at the bottom of this page.

If you’d like to see some of my previous Story Bowls and the story behind them, read the following blogposts or browse this book on blurb.

Story Bowl: 4 Seasons plus

Story Bowl: 4 Seasons plus

When I was asked to create a bowl with multiple stories I took the challange straight away. One for each season. They told me which things, animals and flowers have meaning to them. Once working on the bowl, I was contacted by friends of the couple who commisioned the...

Story Bowl: “De Noteerbeer”

Story Bowl: “De Noteerbeer”

A story bowl for my husband, who is a notebook addict. Together we run a webshop with selected good quality notebooks, pens and pencils. In Dutch to write something down is "Noteer". This rhymes with "Beer", which means bear. Hence a story bowl with a bear sitting at...

Story bowl “Seesaw”

Story bowl “Seesaw”

Custom bowl for a newly wed couple. When I learned who they were I was absolutly honored to be asked to make a story bowl for two such talented persons. It was a bit daunting too, but in a positive way. They are their opposites in many ways, but also keep each other...

Story bowl “Teddy goes for a ride.”

Story bowl “Teddy goes for a ride.”

I was asked to make this custom bowl, because the person couldn't find a vintage bear on a motorbike, like this S.G. Günthermann 1940's Bear on red motorbike,  for a reasonable price. He knew my work and asked me to make a teddy bear on a red bike in my own...

Story Bowl “Forest Friends”

Story Bowl “Forest Friends”

This bowl was a commission for a Christmas present for someone in the USA. It shows all the forest animals that visit the garden of the person who has received the bowl. It was a pleasure to make and I thought a video would show it better than pictures alone, so here...

Story bowl ” Silence”

Story bowl ” Silence”

For an international art exhibition in Belgium I was asked by the organiser to create a story bowl, inspired by a poem. It is not the first time that I created a bowl to go with a poem, see the charioteer bowl. This time the poem is by on of the other participants,...

Story Bowl “Wallekant”

Story Bowl “Wallekant”

Story bowl about a house, a family house for several generations, with a previous history and not always in use as a house. Now the house is an unique meeting house where groups can meet and have the exclusive use of the whole house. I was commissioned to make a story...

Story Bowl for an 80th birthday

Story Bowl for an 80th birthday

  A story Bowl for an 80th birthday, with an old farmhouse table for mum, dad and 6 kids, with cakes and flowers (red roses) in honour of the celebration. Footsteps coming and going as it is during once life, people come and go, the path of ones live meanders in...

Spektakel

Spektakel

  Thursday 14th of May and Friday 15th of May you find me in Gouda at the ceramics fair. Theme this year is "SPEKTAKEL" spectacle/show. Besides the fair with 120 stalls there will be an exhibition of a work my by each participant about the theme. I asked my...

Feeling inspired? Feel free to contact me with your own story.

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