Large Double Bowl
Made from white porcelain, these pieces are formed by combining two shells. Working the porcelain to near paper fine thickness I am interested in seeing how delicate you can work with the porcelain while retaining its strength. The shells are made by hand pressing the clay into a mould & refining with a wooden tool. When semi dry the forms are joined together and go through the first first firing. After this firing copper oxide is applied to the edge of the shell, then back in for the high temperature firing.
The porcelain becomes soft during firing & moves in reaction to the form I have made. The finished piece will depend on how the combined bowls counter balance & react to each other, becoming an unique organic form. Finally they are hand sanded in order to achieve a smooth tactile surface.
A small single tea light shell sits loose inside the piece and can be used inside or separate to the piece.
Size - 180-230mm dia x 110-130mm high, due to the movement of the piece during firing the size is approximate
As each piece is unique the images shown are an indication of the forms and yours may vary slightly. Please contact me if you have a specific request.