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Mountain Scene Pottery Bowl

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This bowl is 3 3/4 inches tall and 7 1/4 inches wide and hold 5 cups very nicely, which makes it great for jello based salads, vegetable salads, mashed potatoes, fruit sauce in it, etc. This one is different from my usual in that I put the mountains on the outside of the bowl and they can be seen all the time. The brown brush strokes, which show up very nicely, represent nature below the mountain.

. You will find that the clay used to make this bowl is a little rougher than what most potters use because it has a sand added to it. Since I make functional pottery that is to be used in the oven many times over, the sand helps with the expansion and contraction of the piece when baking and cooling. As I get older, it's easier to have things slip out of my hands. I've noticed that the surface of my pots are not as slippery and so I can hold on to them. When I finish forming the pot, the sufaces are smooth. However, during the drying, the first and second firings, there is at least 1/6th shrinkage, which causes the sand to move partially to the surface, but it is covered with glaze. On this bowl, you can feel the sand in the inside bottom of it and you can see some very small dips in the outside, which are also caused by the sand. This in no way impairs the beauty or the use of the bowl.

I've been making this pattern for about 34 years. It was one of those serendipities of my life. I felt I was in a rut and decided to experiment to see how some of my glazes would work together. When I opened the kiln, it was a 'WOW' moment. That 'WOW; is hanging on my kitchen wall. Although the pottery design that followed doesn't look exactly like the first pie plate, what evolved has been highly popular. I get asked by the schools where I've taught to bring in some boxes of it so they can pick through it to buy for presents or for their personal needs. Many customers have told me that when their children have visited, my pottery has escaped with them and they need to replace what was once theirs.

My pottery is fired at about 2245 degrees..that's mighty hot. There is no lead in it, so the glazes are food safe. You can also use them in the microwave, oven and dishwasher.

There are a few of precautions to take when using pottery: rapping a spoon or utensil on the top edge of the bowl can disturb the molecular structure and could put a very fine fracture line in the bowl that may show up later. The second is, don't take it from a cold refrigerater and put it into a hot oven as it may crack; the third is--don't set something frozen in it (well, except for ice cream), as it would be a shock to the clay and it could fracture. This applies to most all hand-made pottery, not just mine.

Please examine the pictures carefully so you know what you are purchasing. After the purchase and shipment of the bowl, I will be sending you a post office tracking number. "Shipped with another item" means another piece of pottery. If you buy one of the softer items (towels, pin, etc), the additional postage can most likely be reduced as it would nicely in the box with the bowl. If you are buying more than one item, please contact me so I can combine the shipping more accurately. If you are buying from outside the U.S., again, please contact me so I can get the shipping charge for you. Just so you know, shipping charges to outside the U.S. have been expensive, but then I guess that is all relative.

If you have not read my policies, please do so. If you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to ask me. If you purchase this bowl, please enjoy using it as we enjoy using all of our pieces in our kitchen.

Mountain Scene Pottery Bowl


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