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Shaving bowl shambles

Discussion in 'Shaving Bowls and Scuttles' started by carbold, Oct 12, 2017.

  1. carbold

    carbold Senior Member

    Location:
    Surrey
    So I was back home this summer, that is in Sardinia, Italy. The village I come from is famous for its pottery and I happen to know this lady who is a great artisan, World famous. In fact this year she won a world championship, and this is the fourth time! So I had a chat and asked her to make me a shaving bowl, I wanted it to be like the Muhle one, gave her dimensions and pics...like this one

    A couple of weeks later, she comes up with this one:

    Now...Seriously?
     

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  2. p.b

    p.b Forum GOD!

    Location:
    Brentwood
    I can't see the attachments. Which is a real shame because I'm now very curious
     
  3. carbold

    carbold Senior Member

    Location:
    Surrey
    Sorted... I think....
     
  4. p.b

    p.b Forum GOD!

    Location:
    Brentwood
    :giggle:
     
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  5. Mrchick

    Mrchick Handsome Avatar

    Location:
    Elk Grove, CA USA
    It looks good with your nail polish
     
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  6. Gordy

    Gordy Legendary Member

    Location:
    Here, obviously
    Oh dear! I share your pain. I asked a local potter to copy a Fine Accoutrements bowl, but better built. Complete amateur hour peanut, it looked more like a bedpan a caveman would have knocked out of a rock. It didn't have any of the features that I wanted. I walked out in disgust and he chucked all of his toys out of his pram but I told him I wouldn't be paying for something I didn't ask for. It put me off ever asking a potter again.
     
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  7. Lann

    Lann Guru

    Location:
    Belfast
    I think it is a case of some get it and some quite clearly don't. As long as it didn't cost too much it can be put in the "Won't be doing that again in a hurry " list
     
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  8. UKRob

    UKRob Legendary Member

    If it's any consolation, the Muhle pot is useless except for holding hot water. At least your pot can be used for tea or coffee.
     
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  9. Paul G

    Paul G Regular Member

    That looks terrible. I got a scuttle from Steve wood ceramics and it is great, would definitely recommend his pottery.
     
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  10. carbold

    carbold Senior Member

    Location:
    Surrey
    That Steve Wood stuff looks good
     
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