I made Taos 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.
Taos Small Serving Bowl gets its surface beauty from a combination of 4 glazes, 3 of which I make myself. First I dip each piece in the blue about halfway. When the glaze has dried, I dip the other half of each piece in the green. Next I pour areas of cream; and for the final touch, I drizzle, drip, and pour a red gold glaze. The melding of the four creates a unique yet consistent effect. Often, the effect is a landscape of mountains, clouds, sky, and sun, although not in literal terms. This series produced a more cobalt or dark blue.
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. 7.25”Dia. x 2.5-3”H.