The berries have nothing to do with coffee and are found locally in Southern California. They are edible and I thought it would be nice to have a bowl to serve them with. Of course, you can use the bowl for all kinds of things besides serving berries.
The look is very rustic and is perfectly unbalanced with one side slightly higher than the other side. Although I started it on the pottery wheel, it’s mostly made by hand using stone tools.
The original inspiration for my pottery work was Neolithic pottery. I live on a goat farm (@angelescrestcreamery on instagram) and this week a new neighbor (@neolithicsheep on instagram) moved in with actual neolithic sheep (Soay sheep from Scotland). They look very beautiful, wild and ancestral. He offered me some wool which I gladly integrated into the cordage.
Mixed techniques - Wheel, hand build and stones tools.
Glaze made with Mojave desert chalk ground by hand using my molcajete (stone grinder). The powder is mixed with ashes (pine) and local water, mugwort beer vinegar and xantham gum to make it easier to apply with a brush.
Handle made with recycled black oak deadwood and old wires found in the desert. Cordage made with a mix of various material (yucca, hemp, milkweed) and wool from neolithic sheep.
Clay is a mix of mountain dirt (Valyermo) and commercial clay. The bowl is food safe and was tested for any leaks.
Fired at Cone 6 - 2200°F (1200°C) in my electric kiln.
Diameter: Around 6 Inches (15 cm)
Height (with sides): 3 inches (8 cm)
Weight: 13 ounces (360 gr)
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