As evidence that actors are often radically different from their onscreen personae, Lowell has been quietly making pottery ever since she was introduced to clay in high school some 35 years ago. The Bond girl (License to Kill), former Calvin Klein and Ralph Lauren model, and, most famously, outspoken assistant district attorney Jamie Ross onLaw & Order built a small studio at her home in Westchester County, New York. “I have a kiln and a throwing wheel,” she says. Lowell handcrafts organically shaped ceramic vases, cups, and the items that have become her signature: gazing bowls. Contemplating the ceramic petals sprouting from inside the vessels is meant to offer, she says, “a sense of tranquillity and spirituality.” For the actress, they’ve turned into a thriving side business: In addition to showing her work at the Celadon Gallery in Water Mill, New York, and Greenwich House in Manhattan, she’s also received orders from Barneys New York, Kirna Zabête, and man-about-town Waris Ahluwalia’s new curiosity shop, House of Waris Rare, at the Gritti Palace in Venice, Italy.