I made Purple Sunset Small Serving Bowl on the potter’s wheel from stoneware clay. The clay is a tan to light brown color.
I trimmed a slight foot and after the bowl was dry and fired it in my electric kiln. This is called the bisque fire and it makes the pottery permanently hardened but still porous enough to take on glaze. To read more about firing pottery click here.
Purple Sunset Serving Bowl gets its surface beauty from a combination of 3 glazes, 2 of which I make myself. First I dip half of each piece in the purple matte glaze. When the glaze has dried, I dip the other half in the red gold glaze. Next I overlap the purple by dipping the upper 1/4 portion with green, as well as pouring green over the interior of the bowl. The melding of the three creates a unique yet consistent effect. The effect reminds me of a sunset.
Use for cereal, soup, salad, or serving. Build your dinnerware set around it or use it as a unique accent piece. The beaded rim protects from chipping when washing in the sink and general daily use.
Dishwasher, microwave and oven safe. 8”Dia. x 3”H.