I made Tempest Serving Bowl on the potter’s wheel with stoneware clay and then trimmed a substantial pedestal foot to lift the bowl elegantly. The fan-shape is deep and rounded.
Called ‘Tempest”, the glaze combination achieves an overall effect that is reminiscent of, perhaps, wild weather out at sea! I start by dipping half the bowl in a floating blue glaze that I make. Then I dip the opposite half in a purple matte glaze that I also make. But I leave a gap between the two so I can pour a red glaze right down the middle. And I tip it side to side for some overlapping, Lastly, I daub the red gold glaze over the surface like “blooms” and maybe even trail a little here and there, especially on the back side. The firing lights it all up! And lights up the imagination.
Use Tempest Serving Bowl for striking center piece. Serve pastas, sides or salads for large groups. Display when not in service or use as a fruit bowl. And it’s medium weight, balanced, and durable.
Makes an impressive wedding gift, anniversary gift, house warming gift, and will dazzle any dining or serving table in any home decor.
Truly one of a kind!
Fired to 2200 degrees F. Oven safe.
11.5″ Diameter x 4″ High.
See also Taos Pasta Bowl