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Large blue ceramic bowl

£66.00
Every handmade item is a one-off, but this textured blue-glazed bowl really does stand on its own as it’s the only one potter Gary Fulton has made. (Don’t feel bad for the bowl though, it does have a sister bowl listed here.) It’s a fair size, 23cm by 9cm, and enough for a big pile of fruit or a salad in the centre of the table.

Gary makes ceramics from his home studio in Hayle, Cornwall. And he does it all with his left-hand, having lost the use of his right arm in a motorcycle accident in 2003. He learned to be a potter whilst in prison, via the LandWorks scheme in Dartington, Devon, which provides training and work for current and former prisoners. Bigger pieces like this bowl are important to him because they are more difficult to make with one hand, so they symbolise his increasing mastery of his craft.

These bowls are bespoke and for now, can only be found here at Different Kind.

As Gary Fulton points out himself, if you want everything to be identical, you go to Ikea. We appreciate that his skills means he can turn out a well-matched set, but the nature of that skill means no two pieces will be the same. They are families, not clones. 

Gary set up The One Armed Potter after training with LandWorks and now gives money and time back to the organisation to help other former prisoners find a new path.

Stoneware. Approx 23cm diameter. Can go through the dishwasher, but hand washing is recommended.

Every handmade item is a one-off, but this textured blue-glazed bowl really does stand on its own as it’s the only one potter Gary Fulton has made. (Don’t feel bad for the bowl though, it does have a sister bowl listed here.) It’s a fair size, 23cm by 9cm, and enough for a big pile of fruit or a salad in the centre of the table.

Gary makes ceramics from his home studio in Hayle, Cornwall. And he does it all with his left-hand, having lost the use of his right arm in a motorcycle accident in 2003. He learned to be a potter whilst in prison, via the LandWorks scheme in Dartington, Devon, which provides training and work for current and former prisoners. Bigger pieces like this bowl are important to him because they are more difficult to make with one hand, so they symbolise his increasing mastery of his craft.

These bowls are bespoke and for now, can only be found here at Different Kind.
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