This amazing set of 9 (count them-NINE!) nesting bowls was hand thrown by Sheila Cavanagh. Each bowl has a white background with blue and green splashes of color.
You will be proud to display these on your counter or table. The number of uses for these bowls is countless!
The bowls are made from wheel-thrown B-mix with grog clay. After drying to a leathery consistency, the bowls are cleaned, trimmed, and handles are attached to the outer bowl. They are then fired in a kiln over 4 hours to Cone 4 (approximately 2,150 degrees F). After cooling, a decorative underglaze is applied with a clear overglaze. They are then again fired to Cone 5 (approximately 2,200 degrees F) over 7-8 hours.
The bowls are food-safe and can be used in the oven, microwave, refrigerator, and freezer. The bowls should not be "thermally stressed" by putting them straight from the freezer/refrigerator to the microwave or oven. Let them sit out and come to room temperature first. The same goes for going from cooking to cold storage.
Nesting bowls like these are among the most difficult to make on a wheel. Master potter Sheila shares with us once again not only these beautiful bowls but her time and talent!