This bowl is 6.25 inches wide by 2.5 inches tall.
This piece was thrown and trimmed on a pottery wheel. The cracks on the surface of the piece come from the use of a process that involves using sodium silicate to harden the surface which is then pressed from the inside out to create the cracks. I then applied colored underglaze (think of this as ceramic paint) to the outside of the pot. I wiped away the excess in order to accentuate the cracked surface. Finally, my favorite part of the process, I carved designs into the foot of the piece. These designs are all improvised, one of a kind compositions. The fact that each design is unique is what makes the whole process fun for me.
The layer of underglaze on the outside of the piece adhered to the surface of the pot during the firing and will not come off with daily use.
Although this piece has a rough texture on the outside and the rim of the bowl is split in many places, it is in fact food, microwave, and dishwasher safe. That being said, this bowl may be best for ornimental use.