Object Focus: The Bowl

We claim the bowl in the name of craft.

Video Bowl: Geoffrey Mann, (UK), Cross-Fire, Natural Occurrence Series, 2010, 1:39 minutes

Video Bowl, a component of Object Focus: The Bowl, Engage + Use,draws from work produced across the globe, and represents wide-ranging conversations relating to the technical, material, formal, and socio-cultural implications of the bowl.

Video Bowl: Elliott Forge, (UK), Leo Singleton, Wood Turner, 2013, 5:47 minutes

Video Bowl, a component of Object Focus: The Bowl, Engage + Use,draws from work produced across the globe, and represents wide-ranging conversations relating to the technical, material, formal, and socio-cultural implications of the bowl.

Portland Selects: Dayna McErlean, Owner, Yakuza, DOC, The Colony, and DASH


This video interview was Produced and edited by Peter Faasse in partnership with Museum of Contemporary Craft. © Museum of Contemporary Craft, 2013

Video Bowl: Chee Wang Ng, (USA), 108 Global Rice Bowls, 2008, 5:24 minutes

Video Bowl, a component of Object Focus: The Bowl, Engage + Use,draws from work produced across the globe, and represents wide-ranging conversations relating to the technical, material, formal, and socio-cultural implications of the bowl.

Noseprints on Vitrines: Exhibition Analysis

MoCC exhibition attendant Jody Dunphy created this fantastic project to quantify visitor interaction with Object Focus: The Bowl. Each morning before exhibition attendants cleaned the glass cases and Plexiglas vitrines, they would mark the new forehead, nose, and fingerprints that appeared on the casework the preceding day.

Portland Selects: Andy Ricker, Chef and Owner, Pok Pok

This video interview was Produced and edited by Peter Faasse in partnership with Museum of Contemporary Craft. © Museum of Contemporary Craft, 2013

Video Bowl: Timo Arnall, (Norway), Skål, 2010, 1:53 minutes

Video Bowl, a component of Object Focus: The Bowl, Engage + Use,draws from work produced across the globe, and represents wide-ranging conversations relating to the technical, material, formal, and socio-cultural implications of the bowl.

Portland Selects: Vitaly Paley, Chef and Owner, Paley’s Place


This video interview was Produced and edited by Peter Faasse in partnership with Museum of Contemporary Craft. © Museum of Contemporary Craft, 2013

Video Bowl: Sam Thompson, (USA), Big Square - Making Of, 2010, 4:06 minutes

Video Bowl, a component of Object Focus: The Bowl, Engage + Use,draws from work produced across the globe, and represents wide-ranging conversations relating to the technical, material, formal, and socio-cultural implications of the bowl.

Portland Selects: Cathy Whims, Chef and Owner, Nostrana and Oven & Shaker

This video interview was Produced and edited by Peter Faasse in partnership with Museum of Contemporary Craft. © Museum of Contemporary Craft, 2013