Porcelain Pottery Garlic Keeper with Dahlias on a Black Background
My garlic keepers hold 3 bulbs depending on the size of the bulb of course. The bulb in the photo is a large Muzik from the farmers' market.
I made this out of a white porcelain clay body. It is a pierced jar, decorated with dahlias and other flowers in white on a black ground. I throw them on the potter's wheel, trim the bottoms with a foot ring so the bottoms are glazed as well. The exterior decoration is a transfer technique which is a silkscreening technique. The patterns are sealed permanently into the clay by the glazing process. A clear glaze is over the entire piece. Please appreciate the slight variations and imperfections that are the signs of hand made pottery. It is approximately 5.5" tall x 5" wide. Dishwasher/microwave safe. Signed "Sullivan, Canada" on the bottom of drip dish.
As with all porcelain pottery avoid dramatic temperature changes; no oven, do not freeze. Dishwasher, microwave safe. Please appreciate the slight imperfections that make hand made pottery so great.