This fair trade black ceramic bowl is hand thrown in Indonesia.
Black is a very versatile colour that goes with most home decors and makes a great centrepiece for your table or kitchen bench.
It holds lots of fruit but can also be used for displaying dry decoration, such as pinecones.
Made in Lombok, Indonesia, by potters working with fair trade co-operative, Lombok Pottery Centre, using the same skills that have been used for centuries to make pottery for everyday village life - both for cooking and ceremonial usage, resulting in products that are beautiful, sturdy and practical.
Lombok Pottery products are hand thrown from red earthenware clay. They are burnished with a hard object to smoothen and polish. Following the firing process the pottery is skilfully pulled out while still hot using iron tongs and covered in rice bran; the reaction with the oxides carbonises the clay body, creating the black finish.
As they are hand-formed and coloured no two items are the same and variations in the size, colour and finish may occur. The natural oils from the rice bran or small patches of natural earthenware brown may show through - this often adds to the attractiveness of the product.
Clean with a damp cloth.
This product is lead and cadmium free and complies with the Ceramic Articles in Contact with Food (England) Regulations 2006 (EC Directives 84/500 & 2005/31EC).
Kartimarket has had a long term partnership with the Lombok Pottery Centre for a number of years - we visit them to hand-pick products and collaborate in the design of new ones. The products are imported directly to the UK.
H11 x Dia34cm