These are plastic bags recycled into these beautiful, useful vessels! They are created by molding the plastic bags around objects using a heat gun. The website for this great work is here, at Supercyclers, plus more about reclaiming plastic.
I'd like to find out more about this Australian artist, Terri Brooks. She has a website with a catalog of works here, and she writes a blog about her art here. What I have read so far interests me because she is exploring surfaces for their own sake. That is what I have been doing in my work for the past 18 months. I am getting deeper into that study, so I admire what this artist has done over the course of many years. Inspiration for me, and validation that surface is a valid focus for serious art.