Bowls

When I was about 29, years and years ago, I visited our neighbours. They had a very modern interior and they were discussing the new furniture they would buy. They wanted to get rid of all the student stuff they still had and they asked me questions what I would do. Would I buy armchairs or a sofa? What lamps would I like and where to put the table? I really tried to listen and to answer those questions, but the only thing I saw, was the big BOWL on their little table. It was so beautiful! I couldn’t keep my eyes off of it. That was the moment I knew: someday I will make something beautiful like that!

So last winter, december 2015, it was time to start with a bowl. I collected all the newspapers and I bought some wallpaper paste. I had made some templates so I could make different forms and measures of bowls. It was not easy because everything was wet and slippery including me of course. It took a long time to let them dry. Then I made another layer with the same process and then another one. After a few months they all had became dry and stiff. Finally, in april 2016, I could start with the painting: the most exciting part of the process!

Bowl made of paper mache, painted with acrylics, varnished with yacht varnish art by lia van Elffenbrinck

10.
The Big Bowl.
ca 40cm.diameter.

Big bowl made of paper mache, painted with acrylics, varnished with yacht varnish art and design by lia van Elffenbrinck.

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Bowl made of paper mache, painted with acrylics, varnished with yacht varnish art by lia van Elffenbrinck

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Price: € 195,-

Bowl made of paper mache, painted with acrylics, varnished with yacht varnish art by lia van Elffenbrinck

9.
This one is more like a Platter.
ca 30cm. diameter.

Bowl made of paper mache, painted with acrylics, varnished with yacht varnish art and design by lia van Elffenbrinck. This one is more like a Platter.

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Bowl made of paper mache, painted with acrylics, varnished with yacht varnish art by lia van Elffenbrinck

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Price: € 95,-

Bowl made of paper mache, painted with acrylics, varnished with yacht varnish art by lia van Elffenbrinck

8.
I was sitting in my garden and I saw the beautiful flowers. Most of all I was inspired by the different shades of blue of the calendula. On that day I started to paint this bowl.
ca. 30-34cm diameter.

Bowl made of paper mache, painted with acrylics, varnished with yacht varnish art and design by lia van Elffenbrinck. I was sitting in my garden and I saw the beautiful flowers. Most of all I was inspired by the different shades of blue of the calendula. On that day I started painting this bowl.

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Bowl made of paper mache, painted with acrylics, varnished with yacht varnish art by lia van Elffenbrinck

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Price: € 130,-

Bowl made of paper mache, painted with acrylics, varnished with yacht varnish art by lia van Elffenbrinck

7.
ca 31cm. diameter.

Bowl made of paper mache, painted with acrylics, varnished with yacht varnish art and design by lia van Elffenbrinck

Inside

Bowl made of paper mache, painted with acrylics, varnished with yacht varnish art by lia van Elffenbrinck

Outside

Price: € 110,-

Bowl made of paper mache, painted with acrylics, varnished with yacht varnish art by lia van Elffenbrinck

6.
Sometimes life gives you a present! As I was working on this bowl there was a wizzard in it. So it is called: “The Wizzard in the Bowl”.
Inside ca. 34cm. diameter.

Bowl made of paper mache, painted with acrylics, varnished with yacht varnish art and design by lia van Elffenbrinck. Sometimes life gives you a present! As I was working on this bowl there was a wizzard in it. So it is called: “The Wizzard in the Bowl”.

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Bowl made of paper mache, painted with acrylics, varnished with yacht varnish art by lia van Elffenbrinck

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Not for sale

Little Town in the Bowl. Bowl made of paper mache, painted with acrylics, varnished with yacht varnish art by lia van Elffenbrinck

5.
I love to paint colourful Cities, so I made a colourful City Bowl with a lightside and a darkside.
ca 30cm. diameter.

Little Town in the Bowl. Bowl made of paper mache, painted with acrylics, varnished with yacht varnish art by lia van Elffenbrinck

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Bowl made of paper mache, painted with acrylics, varnished with yacht varnish art and design by lia van Elffenbrinck. I love to paint colourful Cities, so I made a colourful City Bowl with a lightside and a darkside.

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Not for sale

Bowl made of paper mache, painted with acrylics, varnished with yacht varnish art by lia van Elffenbrinck

4.
This was a difficult one, because the bowl was very deep and bumpy. My brush stalks were too long to get to the inside.
ca 32cm. diameter.

Bowl made of paper mache, painted with acrylics, varnished with yacht varnish art by lia van Elffenbrinck

Inside

Bowl made of paper mache, painted with acrylics, varnished with yacht varnish art by lia van Elffenbrinck

Outside

Not for sale

Bowl made of paper mache, painted with acrylics, varnished with yacht varnish art by lia van Elffenbrinck

3.
ca 31cm. diameter.

Bowl made of paper mache, painted with acrylics, varnished with yacht varnish art and design by lia van Elffenbrinck

Inside

Bowl made of paper mache, painted with acrylics, varnished with yacht varnish art and design by lia van Elffenbrinck

Outside

Not for sale

Bowl made of paper mache, painted with acrylics, varnished with yacht varnish art

2.
ca 35cm. diameter.

Bowl made of paper mache, painted with acrylics, varnished with yacht varnish art by lia van Elffenbrinck

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Bowl made of paper mache, painted with acrylics, varnished with yacht varnish art by lia van Elffenbrinck

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Not for sale

1.
The first Bowl I made.

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This Bowl was made for my daughter.