Hammered Bowls are ceramic bowls created with a specially designed machine and hammer. The object grows within the machine with each strike of the hammer. Once the object has been shaped, it is fired in the oven. The growth rings that arise in the bowl are an imprint of the energy released on impact, so the object’s appearance is determined by the strength of its maker. Every bowl is unique because everyone’s hammer-blow is different and the clay absorbs each strike in a different place.
This project is a collaboration between Piet Hein Eek and Studio Floris Wubben.