Time for another Quiz-of-the-Month….
WHO is the Artist? WHAT is the Item?
Who is the Artist: Two lovely small bowls — Porcelain with wonderful, lively ‘geometric’ glaze treatment. Silky smooth; wonderful to handle, and hold in the hands, and eat something yummy. Can you guess — WHO is the Artist?? Hint: A Wisconsin Artist.
What is the Item: Something creamy, and summery, and desserty. Can you guess — WHAT is the Item?? Hint: Something Scandinavian.
First, the Artist: The Artist is Wisconsin Artist – JoAnne Kirkland. At least, I’ve found her work primarily in Wisconsin galleries. I certainly enjoy her geometric, almost mystical glaze treatments on her simple, but confident forms. Here is a link to a Gallery in Wisconsin that carries her work:
Next, the Item: Yes, Minnesota is known for a strong Scandinavian population — This dessert is known as Swedish Cream. It’s made with heavy cream, sugar, and a bit of sour cream (I used creme fraiche). And I think it looks perfect in these bowls!!
I first had this creamy, refreshing dessert at a wonderful restaurant on the shores of Lake Superior. It was served with a generous topping of fresh raspberries, lots of whipped cream, and a generous drizzle of pure Maple Syrup. Northern dessert goodness!
And again, hope you enjoyed the latest Quiz of the Month!!