MOUNTAIN pottery // mixing clay / mixing bowl

I have been watching Nigel Slater’s Simple Cooking tv series on ABC iView, I really relate to his cooking philosophy and love of vegetable gardening, but I was most inspired by his beautiful collection of handmade pottery. Wood fired, varied glazes, including one that looks like a Jun, and what caught my eye today, a rustic old country-style mixing bowl. Very simple design, rolled rim, raw clay exterior, lightly clear glazed inside, deep and robust. I had to make one, but the clay I have isn’t quite right. Ones to groggy, ones to dark, and ones too smooth, so add them all together and it’s just right!.. hopefully.

from the BBC website, Nigel Slater cooking clips

 this is the bowl I had to have

 I mixed Clayworks RGH, with Feeney’s BSW, and Clayworks JB3. All high fire stoneware. I am aiming for a soft spiced cinnamon and nutmeg colour.

start kneading until its all combined evenly

so far, so good for this mini mixing bowl test, if it fires up like I hope then I will go ahead and make one full size, and maybe a jug in the same style. Keep you posted..

For people outside Australia watch for beautiful pottery in clips of Nigel’s cooking shows on the BBC website.


About MOUNTAINpottery

Mountain Pottery is designed and handmade by Deanne Sarita Smart. The studio is located in a small town of Sassafras in the Mountains of Australia. This pottery is made to be collected, loved and used everyday as some of your most treasured belongings. Each piece is unique and made to order. Aside from being beautiful and functional objects, each collection has an underlying meaning, message or intention. All the vessels are inspired in some way by myth, nature, and symbolic language. About this blog // This blog is designed to be a place of inspiration to others with the same interests and point of view, as well as a look into the creation of Mountain Pottery.

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