This little bowl/box is hand-lasted over wooden forms and hand-sewn. It is cow leather, hand-dyed and coloured.
Circa approx 1984
Bark-tanned cowhide (above and right), hand-lasted over wooden form, butt-stitched, hand-dyed. This might be classified more as a 'box' than a bowl, but ... anyway!
The lid detail is hand-shaped and polished buffalo horn and brass with rawhide lashing.
Container (above and right).
Bark tanned cow leather. Hand dyed. Hand lasted. Hand sewn.
Hand made fittings of buffalo horn & brass.
(These container-bowls, like most of my conceptual work, started life with my morbid curiosity of ancient reliquary and the seemingly – to me – rather useless and senseless act of preserving loved ones’ remains after death in some sort of container that takes on the aroma of reverence).
This container is practical, in that it is fully lined in red suede, although the lid (aperture) is somewhat small for usual practical purposes.
This is a bit of a monster - quite large. Same construction and detail as those above.
Good for? ... Rice, maybe.
These, above and below, can hardly be called bowls OR boxes, but are entirely sculptural pieces, and are of the same material structure and construction methods as the bowl/boxes above.