Sometimes people send photographs of my bowls. I love seeing what becomes of them. A piece of wood once lived the stoic life of a tree. Now, after an apalling transformation, the same piece is a useful and beautiful cherished object in someone's home.
Jeremy Davidson is one of my earliest customers at the Hollywood Farmer's Market. He is an artist himself and a teacher. He is a polite and kind gentleman from Connecticut as am I (from Connecticut). He always says "Hello, John", and shakes my hand but I can tell he has already spotted the best piece on my table that "will fill out" his collection...and...he is impatient to get to it before some random member of the vast hoarde snatches it away. I learn many things about art from Jeremy including a greater appreciation for wood containers as objects of art.
I assume most people buy my bowls to use them. Seems reasonable enough since I make them to be used. However it's an apparent fact: Not every bowl is useable...some crack and leak, Or twist too much to hold or serve...anything. I sell them and people buy them nevertheless For their beauty and to keep on a pedestal Or hang on a wall. Some build shelves around them And cherish them just for their beauty. When you want to buy one, And wonder about its suitability for your purposes It is completely right and reasonable to ask me what I think.