Porcelain story bowl with a bear giving a rabbit a bear hug, the figures are handsculpted, the bowl was pressed into a mold.
Approximate size: 15-16 cm (6 inches) in diameter and about 3-4cm (1-1 1/2 inches) high.
Story Bowls can tell your own story, a life event, fictional story or tale, a news event, fantasy, anything. I work very intuitively to let the clay tell your story in detail, adding character and a hint of whimsy. More info: http://www.two-trees.eu/story-bowls/
Each piece is handmade by me in porcelain clay. Porcelain clay is different in composition from other clays, because of this it’s stronger. Because it’s stronger one can create much finer pieces; and where it’s thin, it’s translucent, also typical for porcelain. It needs to be fired at a temperature which is higher than average for other clays as well. It’s fired twice, once at a low temperature, after which I can apply glazes. And the second firing at the high temperature were it goes translucent. Natural porcelain is white, but one can add pigments or stains to the clay to give it other colours, the colour is then throughout. When a glaze is applied, it is only on the surface.
Hand washing is always an option. If the item is all porcelain it can be washed in the dishwasher, be careful when stacking it.
All my items come in a gift box. This gift box will go in to a box with bubble wrap or other protective material for shipping. For this I use as much recycled boxes, wrap as possible, to safe the environment. As these this is of a kind piece, it is shipped by registered post.