I think Margaret Dorfman may just be my new favorite foodie-friendly artist. She makes beautiful jewelry and decorative bowls out of fruits and vegetables.
You heard me right: fruits and vegetables.
These are the prettiest—and most creative—pieces of functional art I’ve seen in a while.
Dorfman slices her produce paper thin, cures it into parchment, then molds it into the gorgeous, luminous bowls you see below. The whole process takes ten days and doesn’t involve any chemicals. A clear coating helps keep the colors vivid.
If you ask me, stained glass couldn’t be more striking.
VivaTerra, an online shop with a lot of great and stylish eco-friendly goods, sells Dorfman’s work. Order a Veggie Parchment Bowl for $42. Choose from Papaya/Beet or Zucchini. Bowls measure 7.5″ x 4.5″.
With winter coming, VivaTerra has the summer fruit bowls on sale for $29.
There’s also the Star Fruit and Daikon Veggie bowl, for $42.
If you’d rather wear your veggies, Uncommon Goods sells Dorfman’s thick Fruit and Vegetable Parchment Cuff Bracelets�in Beet, Starfruit or Zucchini�for $38.
For these bold pieces, the fruit or veggie parchment is fused to a delicate copper band.
For more of Dorfman’s work, check out her section of the Lois Lambert Gallery of Functional Art.