Saturday, August 22, 2015

Hand Made Shaving Bowl


I oredered this handmade shaving bowl from Nicole Pangas Ceramics on Etsy


 It arrived quickly and well packed for the safety of the product. The bowl is shallow, with ridges at the bottom to promote a quicker, fuller build up of lather. It is beautifully made, and has a really nice weight that holds in the heat when I am building the lather.

A couple of things I might do differently, in hindsight:
1. A deeper bowl to build up more lather without spilling over the sides. I am new to the whole "prper shaving" scene, so I know part of it is my own sloppiness. I am sure I will get better with this as time goes by.
2. A more varied glaze, just to make it more interesting. Nicole has some really cool stuff in her shop, for sure.
3. I'm still not sure how I feel about the handle. It allows me to really grip the bowl (good) but is diffficult to disengage when I am trying to put the bowl down (not so good). I suspect this, too, will get easier with time.

All in all, I would highly recommend Nicole. It's a great product with strong attention to detail. And, it's especially nice to support a small artist who is making a go of it. And, doing so in the USA, to boot.

3 comments:

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Manish Chand said...

awesome!!really impressed and thank you.
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Manish Chand said...

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