Tommy Brostrom's bird bowls are truly a flight of fancy. The idea was hatched during a ceramics class he attended with his Sister Cathi, where he became captivated with turning lumps of wet clay into whimsical ceramic treasures. They reflect the enthusiastic and joyful presence Tommy exudes throughout life.
Tommy with Mayor Mike Bodker
Tommy's first set of bird bowls were gifts for friends and relatives in Florida, where he lives part of the year with his parents. He chose birds to reflect the "snow birds" who hide out in the South during the winters to escape the snow in the north. The vibrant Bird Bowls quickly took flight, and now his warmth is shared across the world through his unique gift. Each bowl is handcrafted individually. With help from sister Cathi, a variety of sizes and shapes of bowls are formed from clay, and then Tommy adds his special mark with feathered friends and decorations before they are kiln-fired and glazed, making each piece a labor of love.
Through the growing popularity of his craft, Tommy is honored to regularly participate in art shows and events, including the annual bowls event at the Johns Creek Arts Center. And proving that Bird Bowls have attracted the attention of all species, Tommy was even asked to provide special bowls for the Bark and Boogie charity event!
We invite you to share this web site with others, so people everywhere can enjoy Tommy's Bird Bowls and the happiness he sends with them.
Tommy designs, decorates and signs every bowl before it is fired.
Adopt a Bird Bowl today, and choose the type of bowl you would like, as well as a number of other options. Tommy will get to work on it immediately, and soon one of these masterpieces will be "winging" its way to you. Contact us if you have a special request or appearance.
For the Johns Creek Arts Center annual bowls event in March 2011, Tommy presented Johns Creek Mayor Mike Bodker with his own Bird Bowl, as featured in County Line Magazine.