Stoneware pottery wine cooler to keep your white wines chilled
Hand building process
The clay for the wine coolers is hand rolled from grey stoneware clay and then imprinted with vine leaves taken from a grapevine grown in my garden. The wine coolers are left to dry for a minimum of 1 week prior to their first firing, which is to around 1000 degrees. After cooling, I use a coloured slip to highlight the imprinted vine leaves, which is allowed to dry before a final firing to over 1200 degrees. The wine coolers have a final clear glaze. Whilst every attention is made in refining the wine coolers, they will be subject to irregularities in shape – each one is unique! The process takes around than 2-3 weeks to complete – this allows for the hand rolling of each wine cooler, drying before the first firing, slip imprinting and then final firing and cooling.
The price is for one wine cooler handmade in my studio in the Surrey Hills
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