This Paradise Fruit Bowl by Michael Kifer is a thrown bowl for the counter, made of white clay with airbrushed color and slip decoration finished with a glossy clear glaze. Great for fruit on the counter, and perfect for serving a salad or chips. Microwave safe; hand wash only.
Michael Kifer enjoys a painterly approach to clay, treating each piece as a three-dimensional canvas and using colors from fashion that inspire him. The unusual colors and textures not normally associated with ceramics are what set his work apart. He hopes that his work will make you smile.
Kifer hand builds and throws pieces from white earthenware clay, which enhances the colors he applies later. He adds a variety of textures using household objects and other found items. He then airbrushes color on the smooth forms to juxtapose the textured finishes with metallic patinas.
Michael combines his love of clay and color creating art for our everyday lives. These pieces make wonderful gifts for any occasion.
Michael has won numerous awards throughout the U.S. and is recognized as a Master Potter. A list of Michael’s awards would take up an entire page; the following are a few highlights:
Boston Mill’s Art Fest – Best in Show Clay.
Boston Mill’s Art Fest – Award of Excellence.
Ann Arbor Summer Art Fest – best in show clay.
Winter Park (Utah) Arts Festival – Best in show clay.