Arlington Street in Winnipeg, is a colourful street with a fabled steel bridge. An urban legend says that it was destined to cross the Nile but ended up in Winnipeg. As you make your way down this street, you might notice a tall old building. Most people will drive right by and not give it much thought. Those in the know, however, know that inside those 4 walls lies a group of artists with an abundance of creativity. There you will find Windhorse Pottery.
We've tried lots of shaving bowls in the past. When it came time to work with local artists, we had some important criteria. Each bowl had to fit comfortably in the hand; and each bowl must have grooves that help generate lather. From there, we let the artist express themselves through their work.
What you end up with are individual pieces of work of art. Since these are made by hand, no two are exactly the same.
Arlington is a shaving bowl finished with 2 glazes where the lighter ash glaze has created a speckled and splattered effect. Like all of our bowls and scuttles, Arlington features a spiral groove at the bottom of the bowl to help generate lather.
Bowl depth is approximately 4.75- 5 cm. Bowl diameter (measured from inside) is approximately 11.5 cm.
Bernard Ferguson is the artist behind these bowls. Bernard began his artistic career painting. However, after some time, he was drawn to the clay medium because of its three dimensional abilities and its connection to nature. For nearly 15 years, Bernard has been making incredible pieces on the wheel. His work is featured at The Forks, Pinch of Creativity and Rams Wool in Winnipeg.
Bernard often focusses on pieces that are functional and utilitarian. His love of Nature and Japanese culture are blended into his pieces making them true works of art.