Inspired by the Chinese potters of the Sung Dynasty, the Cream Carved pieces begin with stoneware that is molded or thrown and then dipped in a layer of white slip. The decoration is drawn free-hand through the slip when the pot is leather hard. The negative spaces of white slip are then carved away, exposing the clay body.
Each oval dish starts with a slab of clay rolled out, shaped over a handmade mold. The potter crimps the rim with an African porcupine quill that gives a beautiful edge.
This cream oval is available in 3 different sizes: