Balloon Bowls

Belgian designer Maarten De Ceulaer has devised a very unique process for making the beautiful bowls you see below, using a couple balloons and plaster (in addition to colored pigments and a clear, waterproof glaze).


Here’s how he describes his process on his website:

The Balloon Bowls are created by casting strong synthetic plaster into a balloon, after which a second balloon is inserted, and inflated. These two balloons act as flexible moulds, ensuring a unique shape for each and every bowl. Once the plaster is set, the balloons are removed, and a bowl appears.”


Pretty cool huh? Check out the video below to see how his process really works. There are more photos of balloon bowls on Maarten’s website.

Maarten De Ceulaer, balloon bowls (power of making edit) from Victor Hunt on Vimeo.

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