The original inspiration for the Iron Bowl Series came from watching a glass blower give a demonstration. While the glass was at a semi-molten state, it was spun and the centrifugal force was used to shape the material. Like the glass blower, the blacksmith also works steel at a semi-molten state. At this point, iron is also soft to shape and sculpt – much like a potter shapes clay. This has been part of the inspiration for the bowl. The iron is spun on a 1960’s Russian metal lathe, which has been specially modified to craft these bowls. Heat and force are then carefully applied and controlled by the hands and tools of the craftsman to the outer surface and the shape of a bowl takes form. Each bowl is individually made this way.