Small bowl

Small Bowl

Approximate dimensions: 3.5″ x 3.5″ x 2″ (holds roughly 5 fluid ounces)

Drawing will be carved around the outside of the bowl.

Sample of custom small bowl

Pictured: Bowls commissioned by a friend whose boyfriend keeps bees on the rooftop of a bakery in San Francisco.

Materials: Red velvet clay body with white slip, colored glaze, and clear glaze.

Process: This form is created with a slab of red clay cut to fit into a plaster mold. Once the clay hardens a bit, I remove it from the mold and paint a white slip over the piece. Then I draw pictures using a sgraffito technique. I may bisque fire at this stage, or if I’m doing a once-fire, continue with painting with spot colors and a top coat of clear shiny glaze. I fire in an electric kiln to cone 6, which is in the mid-fire range (roughly 1200 °C / 2200 °F). Finished bowl is food safe.

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