English Porcelain Large Bowl by Bianka Groves, Minneapolis
The Maker: Bianka Groves is a potter with a delicate hand and an eye for detail. Using rich texture, with a lean into the follies of the making process, her pieces take the simplicity of lines and shapes and transform their design into something of pure elegance. You’ll find Bianka making gorgeous pottery in her studio in Minneapolis, that is, when she’s not teaching.
The Work: When I considered carrying items that would represent the Minnesota landscape, Bianka was at the top of the list. Her line work references landscape and horizon, the shifting lines of snow moving across frozen lakes. I can tell you that no matter your use for these vessels, they will bring joy and a sense of peace. Trust me, I have tested them well. Sidenote: They handle floral bouquets, coffee, water, wine or bourbon with equal grace.
"Grounded in functionality and design, I want to make pieces that are quiet and slow to balance out a fast paced world." – Bianka
9.75 x 4.75"