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Relief Technique Painted Ceramic Bowl with Red Background

  • Fair Trade Relief Style Hand Painted Bowl from Turkey
  • Fair Trade Relief Style Hand Painted Bowl from Turkey
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The simplest of dishes can have a striking presentation with complimentary dishes such as these. They're the perfect size for a salads or desserts at each place setting, but also make a wonderful small serving dish for peas, rice, or anything yummy.

The relief method of decorating ceramics is very complex, and must be done patiently and slowly. The pigments are mixed with clay slip as well as glaze in a traditional formula. Using a special brush, the artist applies the pattern one line, dot, and flower at a time. The painted pieces are fired first at 850-950 degrees, then a second time after being coated with a mixture of quartz, glaze, and sodium carbonate. This second step is the tricky part to the process. If the heat is too low, the glaze will not convert and the ware will shine. If the heat is too high, the colors run, smudging the design. If the kiln cools too quickly, the glaze will crack. It's only at the perfect temperature for just the right amount of time, with a slow cool that their artistry shines through. 

The North American Turkish Trade Organization was established in 1985 in an effort to help skilled artisans from small communities find an outlet for their remarkable artistry. Using techniques that have been practiced for generations, they can achieve a stable income while celebrating the rich artistic heritage of the region. 

  • Made by hand in Turkey
  • Hand painted ceramic
  • Bowl measures 2-1/2" tall x 2-1/2" base diameter x 6-1/2" top diameter
  • Food safe
  • Dishwasher safe, hand wash recommended
  • Not for use in microwave

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