A story bowl for an organisation named “Uilenspel” (owls’ play) from Ghent, Belgium. This is a group of mostly volunteers who help primary school kids, especially foreign childern, with their homework. They come to the childs house and thus not only help the child, but are of help to the parents too, with understanding the Belgian (school) system and so on. The organisation pairs volunteers with kids if possible from the same neighbourhood. The volunteers learn more about a different culture at the same time.
In the main image, the bowl is nearly dry enough to fire, the owls are still a bit wet though. Once fired it’s much whiter:
The bowl shows the volunteer and the child, the big and the small owl. To show they learn from each other they are at the same level. The mice just popped into the bowl as I was working on it, I guess they stand for the people close to the owls, benefiting from the owls interaction.
Of course the bowl is presented in an exclusive Two Trees fair-trade gift box.
The bowl will be auctioned on November the 30th 2013 in Ghent, read more about that here (in Dutch).