Stoneware pottery salad bowl for serving Summer and Winter salads
Hand building process
The clay for the salad bowls is hand rolled from grey stoneware clay. A pattern of choice is laid in the damp clay and then shaped over a mould until set and left to dry overnight. Once, the clay is leather hard the bowl is removed from the mould, refined and left to dry for around a week prior to bisque firing to around 1100 degrees. After cooling, the bowls are glazed and then re-fired to over 1200 degrees depending upon the colour used.
Whilst every attention is made in refining the bowls, they will be subject to irregularities in shape – each one is unique! The process takes at least 2 weeks to complete – this allows for the hand rolling of each bowl, drying before the first firing, glazing and then final firing and cooling.
The price is for one bowl handmade in my studio in the Surrey Hills