Hand thrown rounded bowl, made in Herefordshire
These rounded bowls are handmade in Ledbury, Herefordshire, by Stuart Houghton. Stuart uses very high quality porcelain hand thrown on his potter’s wheel. Once a pot is thrown, Stuart refines the shaped by turning. This involves putting a semi-dried pot back onto the wheel and using sharp tools to remove clay in certain areas. Stuart prefers to limit turning so that the ridges that naturally occur when clay is used on the wheel, remain. Once a pot is completely dry it has a bisque firing up to 1000 degrees centigrade. The next stage is to glaze the ware and fire to 1280 C so that the clay has almost turned to glass or vitrified.
As with the straight sided bowl, these vessels have a number of practical and decorative uses; from snacks and relishes to yoghurt and whipped cream.
Approximately 8cm tall
Please note as these vessels are hand thrown small variations in the size can occcur.