Porcelain Barnacle Bowl. Medium.
Porcelain bowls inspired by the clusters of barnacles at the seaside.
This listing is for a medium, unglazed porcelain bowl, each one is handmade and unique, formed organically by hand - meaning I dont plan as such, I let the form guide me as I make it. I leave them unglazed as I love the texture of the fired borcelain-it is like coral or worn, bleached bone. The clay is fully vitrified-it will hold water without a glaze.
Please note this bowl is made to order, and could take up to 3-6 weeks depending on the weather!
The story behind the bowls:
On holiday at the seaside last summer, I was once again enamoured of the barnacle colonies found on rocks and breakers, amongst the other life along the seashore.
I had a rare few hours to myself, and having bought along a bag of clay (as you do!), I had a little play and ended up making these bowls. They have the organic and seemingly random placed details that are found in so many natural forms, & which obsess me endlessly: what I call the 3-way junction, which is found in insect wings; cracked mud; the veins in humans and leaves; river tributaries; branches of trees; bubbles; the vascular cells in plants; inside mammal bones and on the skin of cactus, sealife and mammals: it is amazing.
The bowls are not a direct representation of these barnacle clusters: more a simplified, or purified, example of the beauty in these small things.
Available in various sizes: Small: 5-9cm, Med: 10-12cm, Large: 13-16cm