This is a beautiful medium-sized decorative porcelain bowl. It would make a very dynamic serving bowl or could be simply a centerpiece or fruit bowl. The interior has a subtle chatter design and the exterior surface has a wonderful tactile quality that, in my experience, people are drawn to pick up and feel the surface. It is porcelain thrown on the wheel and electric fired. The exterior of the bowl had two incisions made with a needle tool and pushed back together from the inside which gives the bowl its profile and forms concentric ridges on the interior. There is an etched pattern of small "squares" making up the decoration on the exterior of the bowl. After trimming the foot, and after drying, a resist was painted by hand and the unprotected areas were etched away with water. It has a chatter decoration on the interior. It was decorated using a shellac resist painted with a small brush over the surface of the exterior. The shellac is a resist and after it dried a wet sponge was used to "etch" out the un-shellacked areas. For a more extensive description of this technique, you can go to http://jimgottuso.wordpress.com and click on the article in the right column that was recently in Pottery Making Illustrated magazine. The entire piece was finally covered with a transparent bluegreen glaze. Dishwasher and microwave safe, LEAD FREE glaze. It's dimensions are 7.25 inches in diameter and 4.25 inches tall.
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