Small Bowls by Nicola Gillis


Stoneware clay bowls thrown on the wheel with a carved foot. 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: 'flower' (left), 'concentric circles' (centre) and 'circle & line' (right).

Approx dimensions: (Dia) 11 x (H) 8 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