I made Purple Sunset Serving Bowl on the potter’s wheel from a tan stoneware clay and then trimmed a slight foot which lifts the bowl off the table slightly. It’s a low open bowl with a clean line and beaded rim, to help protect it against chipping.
After I bisque fire the bowl, I proceed to glazing. The “Purple Sunset” glaze consists of 3 overlapping glazes. First I dip about half the plate in a floating blue glaze which I make. Next I dip the remaining portion of the plate in a purple matte glaze I also make, leaving a gap between the two glazes. Then I carefully pour a red gold glaze between the two glazes and slightly over the seam of the first two glazes. I finish off the pattern by daubing “clouds” over the purple with the red gold glaze. Sometimes I leave the purple as an open space.
When I look at the glaze results, I hear that Neil Young song, “Unknown Legend”. The chorus goes, “Somewhere on a Desert Highway…she rides a Harley Davidson…”
Haha. The glaze also makes me think of an Arizona sunset.
Bowl is well-balanced, medium weight, sturdy, and durable. Serves up salads, hot or cold side dishes, and looks great on display. Start your collection of Purple Sunset pattern. Makes a great wedding gift, housewarming gift, anniversary gift.
Purple Sunset Serving Bowl is 9.25″ Diameter x 2.25 High.
Oven and dishwasher safe.
See also Purple Sunset Dinner Plate