My cousin Bob and his wife Debi placed an order with me a while ago for a center piece bowl for their coffee table. Something large enough to make a nice bowl to display but within the right dimensions to fit the table well. I adore them as family and was naturally so excited to start on their commission. I did start on it right away, but I was delayed a few times. The first bowl formed beautiful crystals but pressure cracks developed all around the rim of the bowl. Sadly, I began to make a second one. This bowl survived well up until the glaze firing. This bowl was in the kiln that misfired, signaling the start of my kiln troubles. It came out of the kiln all discolored with a crack in the rim. Well third time is the charm right? Here is the final piece. I am so glad it turned out well!
Bob and Debi wanted the copper crystalline glaze for their bowl. I am so thrilled with how the crystals came out! They are amazing! It is good to see after toiling with this piece for so long. The outside of the bowl is glazed in a non-crystalline satin white with soft drips of the copper green forming and mixing into the white. I think it creates a nice effect for the outside of the bowl. I love that it draws you in to look more closely at the bowl and as you get closer your eyes just stare at the crystals. I hope you love it Bob and Debi and that it travels to you safely!
Your completed bowl can be found on my Etsy shop.