A simple form and a light, airy feel make these bowls a modern kitchen staple. Rich eggshell-coloured glaze covers ivory clay creating a smooth matte surface that feels soft and comforting in hand. The clean form is enhanced by an exposed stoneware clay rim creating a deeply textured and organic feel. These bowls are the perfect size: large enough to hold soup, breakfast or dessert but still small enough to sit comfortably in hand. And while we believe that meals are best enjoyed with others around a table, our Eggshell bowls are also well suited for solitary breakfasts or deserts by the fire or windowsill.
Our hand-thrown ceramics collection is carefully chosen to blend seamlessly with your existing kitchenware. As a result, the pieces can be collected one by one, slowly, over time.
The beauty of hand-thrown ceramics lies in the unique variation and individual character of each piece. Skilfully hand-thrown using stoneware clay, each bowl is fired, glazed and re-fired in a process that takes several days to complete. The matte eggshell glaze is mixed from scratch and custom formulated to create just the right colour and surface texture. The unique colour is the result of a temperamental and delicate process that requires precision and expertise. This all-natural, completely non-toxic glaze represents the outcome of dozens of trials ultimately resulting in a perfect, timeless colour. The matte eggshell glaze contains pigments that allow the colour to shift and blend in accordance with its surroundings, appearing a deep rich cream in one moment, but shifting to an almost pure white when used alongside other white-glazed dinnerware.
Each piece starts from natural ivory clay and is hand-crafted in California in the Sheldon Ceramics studio, one by one, making no two pieces exactly alike. Peter Sheldon has honed his craft all over the world and uses unique processes, such as a 5th-century firing technique, to achieve the signature relaxed yet refined look of his pieces.
Size: 15cm (D) x 6cm (H) though exact sizes may vary. We celebrate the variations inherent in handmade items, we hope you feel the same way.
Handcrafted in California.
Microwave and dishwasher safe.
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