I made a series of five mini-bowls from the clay scraps left over from the tile-making process when working on a custom mural; this is the largest of them. But “large” is a relative term. This bowl is 8.25″ in diameter and only 2.25″ deep, with a lovely cameo in amber of two blackberry leaves. It sports rows and rows of points made by pressing the pointy end of a churchkey into the semi-hardened clay, which are then treated with a red iron-oxide wash to get a slightly metallic look in the glaze firing. A handsome piece, suitable to give to a guy friend with very good taste and not so much room.