Tea Bowls by Nicola Gillis


Stoneware clay bowls thrown on the wheel with a carved foot, perfect for a morning cup of tea or coffee. Sealed with a white, matte dolomite glaze over the surface and decorated with wax resist abstract marks with black oxide wash.

Available in three patterns: 'dots' (left), 'pluses' (centre) and 'swoops' (right).

Approx dimensions: (Dia) 10.5 x (H) 8 - 10 cm

"To make my work I use warm, stoneware clay. As I delight in the preparation and sharing of food with friends and family, I consider first what I would like to use in my home. Then, what process I will use: slab, coil, carve or wheel thrown, choosing what clay character to manifest in each different piece. I develop the surface with oxide brush marks and wax resist.

I draw inspiration from traditional terracotta slipware with its bold and colourful marks and Japanese tableware, where there is a specific purpose for each vessel and pleasure is drawn from individuality." - Nicola Gillis

Photographed with textiles by Neil Bottle.