Angela's Fish Bowl

Repaired by Naomi Taplin

Angela’s mother bought the bowl 20 years ago. At the time the family was struggling with housing and money so buying a personal item was bold. The family used the bowl as a chip bowl. Angela broke it only recently. She would like to see it repaired and use it to serve chips once more.

Naomi Taplin has repaired the bowl to working order using modern adhesives in the kintsugi style.

Design Repairer: Naomi Taplin

Sydney based, Naomi is the founder of Studio Enti, a creative practice specialising in the design and production of porcelain tableware and lighting. She formed Studio Enti in 2013 after completing a Bachelor of Design at the College of Fine Arts (UNSW Art & Design). A strong belief in the necessity of good design and concepts of longevity and sustainability are the major driving forces behind her work. Naomi believes that in order for products to be valued and to fulfill their destiny through use, they need to cleverly cross boundaries of function and beauty and have imbedded within them an inherent worth and respect for the materials and processes that they are created from.

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Angela’s Fish Bowl. Repaired by Naomi Taplin. Photos by Lee Grant. Image copyright Hotel Hotel.