The objects that accompany us are a reflection of ourselves. The clothes that one wears are capable of expressing a lot when another knows how to read them. Likewise, the junk that we carry in our handbags, backpacks or pockets identifies us. Like the vehicle in which we move, often used more as a status symbol than as transportation. Let's not just say a watch or a piece of jewelry. And so, many other utensils and decorations. All these objects tell our story, almost who we are, as archaeologists who today explain the past and that some future will interpret our present know well.

A bowl does not escape this logic. The utensils we use to eat place us in a culture and in a hierarchy. They speak of our values, either due to the environmental impact or the place of obtaining and handling their raw material, due to the motifs represented, due to the colors and their meanings, due to the shapes and sizes that speak of humility or opulence, etc. And how they are used will say as much or more, since it will not be the same to use them alone or accompanied, in a ceremonious or informal way, at home, in a restaurant or throwing them in the first bin you see while running back to work.

Your bowl is an extension of you that speaks for itself, and if you look at it carefully and honestly, you will be able to recognize yourself. You feel identified?

Cover image: Zurbarán, F., circa 1650. Still life with pots. Oil on canvas, Prado Museum .