The Bowl: Marks on Paper


PNCA painter Ben Vanderwerff '15 captures the curve and substance of a bowl.

From March through September 2013, in honor of Object Focus: The Bowl at Museum of Contemporary Craft, UNTITLED Magazine will be collecting essays, stories, illustrations, poems, recipes, and other texts by PNCA community members about the bowl. The words of chefs, anthropologists, and poets will appear alongside those of critics, makers, and curators to extol on the bowl in its myriad incarnations.


By Ben Vanderwerff ’15

PNCA painting major Ben Vanderwerff ’15 is inspired by Shelia Fournier’s stoneware bowl, (top), and Bob Stocksdale’s turned wood bowl, (bottom), on view in Object Focus: The Bowl, Reflect + Respond. This and other illustrations were first published on

BEN VANDERWERFF ’15 is a Portland-based artist and painter. He is currently a student at PNCA.

— Posted on 08/07 at 06:12 AM

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