Tromp L'oeil, derived from French origins, means to "deceive the eye". In art it is a visual illusion; especially as used to trick the eye into perceiving a painted detail as a three-dimensional object. This is also found in texture and exterior application in three-dimensional art work.
What is a Vessel, anyways???
A vessel is any type of hollow container. Vessels are often used to hold liquid, such as a bowl or cask.
Your Art Challenge:
Create a hand-built ceramic vessel that depicts a food of some type. Use the idea of "Tromp L'oeil" to "deceive the eye" that your ceramic vessel is actual food.
Must resemble the food in realism
Textures must work with the intent = no unwanted cracks rough edges, sharp corners, bumps, etc.
Must be finished in stain application and under-glaze at bisque stage.
Must be a lidded vessel - must be able to store liquid or solids and be covered by a lid.
Finishing textures should communicate intent: Glass (glaze) = glossy surface. No glass (glaze) = matte surface