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.
"North Wind" is finished with a beautiful ash glaze that when fired, offers a clean matte finish. The finish allows a glimpse of the red clay like watching a lone tree through the blowing snow.
Two Versions- One features a beige, ash and brown colouring on the inside and overall ash colour on the outside.
The other bowl features the ash colour throughout with very subtle hints of beige and green.
The bowl depth in approximately 4.5-5 cm deep. Approximately 10-11 cm diameter measured from the inside.
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.