Vegetabowls - Justin and Melanie McKenny

The inspiration to create our line of slip-cast functional pottery comes from nature.  By translating nature's designs into clay we are able to invoke a new appreciation for everyday objects. Fruits and vegetables have such a variety of shapes,  colors, and textures. We 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, we are able to replicate these designs in each bowl.  Our 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.

Our Earthenware bowls are slip-casted from molds that we made from real fruits and vegetables. The unique, organic qualities of each fruit and vegetable translate through to each piece. You can see the form of the squash and feel the texture of the cantaloupe as you use your bowl. Each bowl is painted with non- toxic, food-safe glazes that reflect the bright colors of its edible inspiration.