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This exquisite handmade porcelain serving bowl reminds us of something we might find in the Provençal kitchen of our dreams. 12" is a really awesome size for a bowl. It's pretty big (hello rising doughs, double batches of cookies, and giant massaged kale salads) and substantially weighty without being too heavy to heft. Bring on the dinner parties. The hand-painted cobalt blue line? It's the just-whipped-right-in-this-very-bowl-meringue icing on the cake.
Seriously durable and designed for everyday use, these bowls are fully glazed with an extremely hard, high gloss, clear glaze. Don't let the picture fool you, these are an almost luminous soft, pure white color that is the all-natural hue of the porcelain itself. It woke up like this. And then it made you fresh scones.
About John Julian: Hand thrown, fettled (a word we love—it's when a piece of porcelain is smooth finished by hand using a knife and a sponge before going into the kiln), glazed, and fired at exceptionally high temperatures, John Julian's simple, beautiful porcelain is lovingly made to last in a small workshop in Wiltshire, England. Designed by artist + sculptor Julian Sainsbury, these silhouettes recall the classic elegant-workmanlike shapes that have been gracing English kitchens and tables for hundreds of years. Contrary to popular belief, porcelain is not fussy. Go ahead and put it in the dishwasher or pop it in the microwave. Rejoice!