Handcrafted "Rip Tide" Barnacle Bowl from Meghan Bergman Ceramics. Hand built, with paper clay, and side fired with melted sea glass, underglaze in an electric kiln.
This ceramic barnacle bowl is both beautiful and functional: use it to serve, sip, or admire from any angle.
🍹 As a compliment to my barnacle cups at cocktail hour, these barnacle bowls can make the perfect communal 'scorpion bowl' to grab a couple of long straws and enjoy happy hour.
APPROXIMATE DIMENSIONS: 10" L x 12.5" W x 7"H. Inside is 7” at the opening.
These ceramic bowls are made for everyday use with food safe glazes.
Please note: Handwashing is recommended due to the delicate shells, barnacles.
📖 THE PROCESS:
This handmade barnacle bowl starts as a single ball of clay, and a large bowl is formed by hand. Texture is added and the foot is created.Next, each barnacle is meticulously handmade and attached to the piece, inspired by underwater life and is ready to #admire from every angle.Finishing touches are added with shells attached to the face of the piece. Gentle curves around each barnacle also serve as a function to catch the drippy glazes.
After drying, the piece is carefully loaded into the kiln and is bisque fired, then underglaze and sea glass is added to the piece, and the piece is stilted on its side in the kiln for the sea glass to melt and drip in the second glaze firing to transform into a work of art.