With bowl in hand I gave it the critical potter's look-over. The bowl is crisp, clean and tight. Jim's wheel work is outstanding. He trimmed the foot in a way that gives the illusion of a floating bowl, which is a presentation that I enjoy.
The chatter marks around the exterior of the bowl combined with the underglaze pattern create a visual excitement that adds movement and harmonizes with the underlying tight form. The overglaze gives a pleasant soft feel to the bowl in my hand.
I found it to be an excellent bowl paired with one of my elm burl wood spoons for enjoying a hearty bowl of chili.I was so pleased with Jim's work that I bought a second bowl.
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