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