This item sold on July 30, 2012.
To make this bowl, the pattern of one form of diatom was hand drawn, then laser cut from white acrylic. The shape was then heat formed into a bowl with a depth of approximately 2" and measuring around 7.5" diagonally. Attractive and modern enough to stand on its own, it is also sized perfectly to hold things like business cards, keys, or candy.
This design was part of the Mad Scientists of Etsy team April challenge, with the theme of 'Cretaceous'. The first major fossil record of the diatoms appeared when they began forming frustules in the early Cretaceous period.
The first edition of this bowl was exhibited from Oct 2009-Oct 2010 at the Phylogenetic Museum at the University of Jena, Germany as part of a Diatom-focused exhibition.
Note - the last image is of an actual diatom, for comparison purposes.
***This listing is a preorder. Please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery.***