I made some modifications to the original painting and the title.
This is another favorite bowl by local artist Jean Wells. I didn't do her oak leaves or the bowl justice in this painting. Jean uses a technique called "sgraffito" or slip-carving, which is very different from so many other pottery you see at art fairs. She carves the slip to make the design, and the effect is so interesting and unique. I really admire Jean for her work with the Empty Bowls project here in Milwaukee, which is designed to place hunger-awareness in the forefront, and to earn money for those in need. You can visit her site at: www.jeansclaystudio.com.