Since getting my bargain wooden salad bowl from TKMaxx, my husband has hated every salad in it.
So rather than buy a new one, I thought I'd make my own.
I booked into my first ever pottery lesson with local ceramicist & potter Viv Ayres, with my salad bowl design in mind, and set about crafting one.
Her pottery studio was built at the end of her garden at home.
And as her garden is filled with apple trees, I also came home with a sack of cooking apples from the day.
I wanted a 1950's kitchen feel to my salad bowl, and thought mustard yellow, lime green and orange-red would work.
With hand painted wobbly lines.
The other ladies at the studio suggested using masking tape to get my lines perfect. But I wanted it to look more rustic and home fashioned.
|roll out your clay and smooth into bowl mould|
|create the footing & attach to base|
|paint your design|
|give it one firing|
|coat in the glaze & fire a second time|
|a dishwasher proof hand made salad bowl|
|my first pot|
|my 2nd pot|
I can recommend local pottery lessons to anyone.
And if you are in Cheltenham, these classes can be found at:
49 Haywards Road
Cheltenham GL52 6RQ
tel: 01242 570846