ART Book Review | 500 Bowls Contemporary Exploration Of A Timeless Design



As the title suggests ‘500 Bowls | Contemporary Exploration of a Timeless Design’ is a collection of 500 bowls from mainly American artists.  Stimulating, this book is a must have for the artist’s art book collection. As a painter, the vase is one of my favorite subjects to paint.  With bowls, the artist is free to let it go and create. 500 Bowls provide an array of sizes, shapes, and textures and not only for the ceramic artist.

The light and relaxing subject of this book also make it a great addition to any elegant coffee table.

Most pages feature one artist and one creation.  Each bowl is depicted in a color photograph, name of the artist, medium, method, size and the photographer’s name.

My favorite bowls are from the following artists/page:

Jeff Kise | 359

Ryan J Greenheck | 343

Most elegant bowls

Susan B Goldstein | 319

Gale Golovan Rattner | 300

Ginny Conrow | 219

Stacking bowls

Brian Jensen| 238


For book specifics see Amazon below

500 Bowls: Contemporary Explorations of a Timeless Design

Written By Joelcy Kay/Curator




 Edge of Humanity Magazine project.



The NO MIDDLEMAN ART GALLERY is designed to connect art seekers and collectors with artists DIRECTLY.  The gallery is not a mall, but instead a collection of remarkable works of art that bring together artists and potential buyers.

Following Edge of Humanity Magazine‘s footsteps of publishing unparalleled content from artists and photographers worldwide, the NO MIDDLEMAN ART GALLERY is on a mission to provide it’s viewers art that is unique and diverse.


Written By Joelcy Kay – Curator

Every piece of art, crafts, or textiles, hanging on my walls or ceiling tells a tiny passage of my life.  Most of it was acquired during my travels.  Many of these treasures are damaged whether because they were broken on arrival, as the pieces were tightly stuffed into my backpack, or weathered by the unforgiving Florida tropical humidity.  But in the end, they are my precious processions and they are part of the stories I tell.  It feels good to have rugs hanging from the ceiling, masks on the walls, and drinking my morning coffee thinking of the mugs’ tale.  The point here is that art has a lot to offer each one of us; ART IS VERY PERSONAL!

The NO MIDDLEMAN ART GALLERY offers that personal experience as the individual has the opportunity to buy the art from the creator and by doing so a new event to remember is born. When you hang the work of art on your wall there is a story behind it; an artist you now know and follow.  And instead of the usual “I purchased this at “WWW(BIG BIG ART STORE).COM”  the connection enriches the emotional value of your art piece.


The gallery is designed to connect the art seekers and collectors with artists directly. We offer artists a COMMISSION FREE / CONTRACT FREE online platform to sell their creations and engage with their clients using portfolio pages that are engaging with large images and a dramatic black background.

NO MIDDLEMAN is a boutique ART GALLERY; individuals browsing our archives and portfolio pages are relaxed, not pressured to sign up, agree with website terms, or maneuvering out of pop-up windows.

For details regarding participating in the NO MIDDLEMAN ART GALLERY please contact Joelcy Kay the curator at



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