Above is a "Chili BULL". He's about 18" from horn tip to horn tip and will hold 3 quarts of chili (or soup or chips or whatever you like). The bowl is thrown on the potters' wheel and then I form the face by hand and apply it while the clay is still moist. Because I don't use a mold, each face is different..... some are even meaner looking than this one and a few seem quite sweet and gentle. I make the eyes and horns from white stoneware or porcelain. After firing and glazing and re-firing, these unique vessels are food-safe, and can go in your oven and dishwasher. Smaller Chili Bowls are great for individual servings or for dips to go with the chips in "big bull"'
I grew up in Texas and Oklahoma with strong links to farming and ranching. Cowboys and Indians are in my blood... and in my MUD, I guess!
"Mare and Foal" and "Barrel Racer" in bronze.
March 2nd is TEXAS INDEPENDENCE DAY!
Jo Watts, ClaySmith