Medium Oriental Bowl in Green by Colm De Ris. The Irish potter hand throws each bowl in his studio in Dublin. Colm’s signature triskele stamp is applied to each one, along with his name stamped on the base. Following this, an eye catching jade green glaze defines the elegant style. Finally the bowl has been treated to porcelain level temperatures, resulting in his signature high gloss finish. This also means that the pottery is suitable for use in microwaves, dishwashers and ovens. The bowl features 3 pinches spaced around the lip which give the bowl a modern edge. As a result of being made by hand, your bowl will look slightly different to the picture.
The Medium Oriental Bowl in Green measures 4″/10cm tall x 11″/28cm wide.
We take extra time to package larger pottery items, so this item will be dispatched within 4 days of ordering.
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Colm De Ris
While Colm has been creating fine Irish pottery from his studio since 1996, he first dappled in the craft as a child. After a temporary diversion into hospitality during his twenties, he returned to his love of throwing pottery. He honed his skill through night courses and by working under some of the best potters in Ireland. Eventually, he set up his own studio in Dublin in the mid nineties. The techniques and style he developed during his studies are evident in every single piece and will make them a talking point when entertaining. His multi-technique approach gives his pottery the sweeping, modern feel that we see today.
His biggest challenge came one autumn morning in 2002. The factory had burned to the ground over night, along with expensive equipment and design sketches. With 8 staff and full order books, it was make or break for the talented potter. Despite this major set back, Colm transformed misfortune into an opportunity, and rose from the ashes. His wide range of work includes smaller items like mugs and bowls in addition to lamps, vases and plates.
The Triskele Symbol
Colm’s work is inspired by Old Irish & Celtic symbols and legends. He has credited the Newgrange Monument as “the ultimate form of megalithic art”. This respect for the ancient Irish monument is clearly reflected in his work, with some of his pieces bearing its name. He has adopted the ancient triskele symbol as his trademark. Also known as Triskelion, it’s made up of three interlocking spirals. It is one of Celtic Irelands oldest symbols, dating back to the Neolithic period and is found on the Newgrange monument. It became popular with Celts due to their reverence for the number 3. The ridges of this symbol allows the glaze to take on different depths of colour, adding to the exclusivity of each single piece.