Salt Fired Porcelain Bowl | Jean Hardy


SKU: C331-16302

Thrown on the wheel using bright white porcelain, potter Jean Hardy incised black horizontal lines onto its surface and finished this medium-sized serving bowl with a delicate foot. Using the salt-firing technique, the piece is sealed with a thick coating of glassy clear glaze. Ash and oxides in the kiln have fused with the surface of the glaze, resulting in subtle white crystals and drips of color on the interior of the bowl.

Salt glaze: A glaze of glossy, translucent and slightly orange-peel-like texture which was formed by throwing common salt into the kiln during the higher temperature part of the firing process. Sodium from the salt reacts with silica in the clay body to form a glassy coating of sodium silicate. The glaze may be colourless or may be coloured various shades of brown (from iron oxide), blue (from cobalt oxide), or purple (from manganese oxide).

This item is located at the Center for Maine Craft in West Gardiner.

1 in stock

About the Artist

Jean Hardy
Belfast, Maine

“A potter from the start, I grew up on the edge of the Raritan Formation, a geological formation in NJ associated with lots of naturally occurring earthenware clay. Digging clay and making objects from it was one of many childhood activities that took place outdoors. Studying pottery with many teachers and learning much on my own as well, I maintain a practice of making pottery that gets me through life.”

Additional Details

Weight 2.375 lbs
Dimensions 10 × 10 × 6 in

High-Fire Porcelain, Ash Glaze