When you're in a creative funk bowls are always a fast and easy production item to fill the kiln. You can make bowls that are bowls- so what! You can choose to make bowls with a bit of value added. We put fan shaped handles on the bowls. It takes a little extra time but we charge a lot extra for the little bit of time. I also put 2 holes in the foot ring so that they can be hung on the wall as a bit of art. Inexpensive art that doesn't require a trip to your local framing gallery. Frames often cost more than the art itself.