Blue bowl with carved leaves
Dimensions Diameter: 19 cm (8") Height: 9 cm ( 3.5")
Description: Ceramic wheel thrown bowl made with white stoneware clay and glazed with slate blue glaze. The interior is lined with a clear glaze.
*Important: this is a handmade item. Dimensions can vary slightly. Each piece is special and unique.
It is made with lead-free, food safe glaze and is dishwasher and microwave safe.
Each bowl is carefully created on the wheel. I trim the bowl to give it a better finish and create a bottom rim before it is hand carved. Every bowl goes through two firings in my kiln. The first firing is called a bisque fire: the bowl is cooked, but it is still porous to absorb glaze. After this fire, I glaze the bowl and load the kiln for the next fire. For this fire the temperature is higher, 2232° F. It brings resistance and turns it into a non-absorbent item. Once cooled, the bottom is sanded for a smooth finish.