The Egg Bowl

Submitted by Mooshe June 9th, 2010
Certifikitsch Winner

This bowl is not only shaped like an egg, but has a yolk painted in! It makes me uncomfortable, because it’s perfectly placed in the center of the bowl. I want a yolk to swish around, or at the very least appear off balance.

Also strange is the size of this bowl. It is big. Bigger than a cereal bowl, and deeper than a presentation bowl. You couldn’t really put anything egg-related in here. Not a soft boiled egg. Not Easter eggs. Can’t show off deviled eggs in this. Can’t really eat an omlette out of a bowl. The best is a big pile of scrambled eggs– six at a time! Or maybe a whole bag Easter egg-shaped candy. Or a big pile of Egg Fu Yung.

Luckily for me I’ll eat any of those things off of or out of anything (except Egg Fu Yung, that stuff is gross), so it doesn’t really matter how out of proportion the bowl is. Come to think of it, why didn’t I show scale by photographing a real egg in the egg bowl?

6 Responses to “The Egg Bowl”

  1. Allee Willis

    I’m especially interested in this bowl because as my alter-ego, Bubbles the artist, I’ve explored eggs in ceramic to the max. Usually Bubbles’ eggs are accompanied by bacon:

    She/I did a plain white bowl with a yellow yolk painted in the middle once but I/she dropped it and we never made another one to replace the shattered one. We did, however, make a series of bowls with a big round thing in the middle of them but they were the ultimate in 3-D with a matzoh ball as lifelike as possible:

        • Allee Willis

          oops- hit ‘reply’ before I was ready. Meant to say that I sold quite a lot of them when I was in my ceramic phase in the early 2000’s. The bacon and eggs started off as an 11″ x 14″ painting and grew into dinner plates, bowls and serving platters. RuPaul owns a giant 5′ x 7′ canvas of it. That’s the largest I ever painted this particular image but it goes all the way down to a 4″ x 6″ canvas. I would paint one master painting and then anyone could order it however they wanted it – any size of painting, any kind of ceramic, painted on a wall if you wanted it. This is still how I work. I do one original and then you can have it anyway you want it.