Sally Mareike Ceramics
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Seaside Atoll Bowl
These Atoll Dishes are from the Seaside Collection, which uses the slab-building technique with a ‘groggy’ stoneware clay that has ground up fired clay dust in it. Clay is rolled out by hand and cut into a circle, then a random pattern of shells and fossils is impressed into the clay around the edge of the circle and the circle edge re-trimmed. The slab is then gently transferred into a half spherical mould to dry. After bisque firing, the rough impressed texture is waxed so it does not take any glaze. Inspired by beautiful aquatic hues, a smooth atoll pool in the centre of each dish is formed using a shiny turquoise glaze and a second firing. Thin glazed areas are a beautiful translucent turquoise with a rusty earth colour underneath, whereas thick glaze is opaque turquoise.
Depending on which size you choose, out of seven, these rustic bowls can be used for anything from displaying pot pourri to holding jewellery, or just as a simple but elegant decorative piece.