This bowl was turned with 500 gr of Staffordshire clay in July 2018. The design was inspired by some of the bowls I saw in a Tokyo museum back in April 2018.
The base is narrow, only 4 cm diameter. My interest was mainly to find an aesthetic shape over the functionality of the bowl. When throwing tableware, a potter needs to take into account how the piece will stand in hands and on a table.
The Staffordshire clay was very pleasant to throw and I managed to make very thin walls that matched with the shape of the bowl.
The piece was bisque fired and decorated with a dark blue underglaze, and a combination of commercial glazes – grey blue and transparent – available at Turning Earth E10 studio, in London, UK.
Diameter 13.5 cm. High 8 cm.