Loading... Please wait...
  • Tender Co. Hands-On White Explorer Dial Locomotive Wristwatch
  • Tender Co. & For Holding Up The Trousers White Elasticated Camera Strap
  • Natasha Kroll at The University of Bright Design Archives for Tender Co. Bandana
  • Tender Co. & For Holding Up The Trousers elasticated belt
  • Tender Co. Cuckoo Sgraffito Plate
  • Tender Co. Lemon Yellow Glazed Hand Thrown Red Clay Coffee Mug
  • Tender Co. Hand Dyed Woad Left Hand Twill Cotton Tote Bag
  • Tender Co. Wattle Tanned Suede Wallet
  • Tender Co. Pure Mutton Tallow Boot Grease
  • Tender Co. Bronze Hook Buckle Oak Bark Leather Belt
  • Tender Co. Clear Glazed 'Caligula' Hand Thrown Red Clay Bowl
  • Tender Co. Stag Sgraffito Plate
  • Tender Co. Grey Logwood Dyed Hand-Linked Cotton Socks
  • Tender Co. Selvage Denim 13" Laptop Sleeve
  • Tender Co. Hand-Dyed Black Logwood Wattle Tanned Leather Wallet
  • Tender Co. Grey Logwood Dyed Whale
  • Tender Co. S Bend Key Hook
  • Tender Co. Clear Glazed 'Caligula' Hand Thrown Red Clay Tankard
  • Tender Co. Black Enamelled Keeper Buckle Oak Bark Leather Belt
  • Tender Co. Hand Thrown Sgraffito Coffee Mug
  • Tender Co. Black Grain Oak Bark Leather Bronze Whole Buckle Belt
  • Tender Co. Oak Bark-Tanned Leather Watch Strap
  • Tender Co. Hand Thrown Small Red Clay Dish
  • Tender Co. Brown Welsh Woollen Flannel Bias Bound Scarf
  • Tender Co. & The Hill-Side Dab Enamelled Lost Wax Cast Brass Woggle
  • Tender Co. Lemon Yellow Hand Thrown Tea Beaker
  • Tender Co. Black Stained Grain Oak Bark Leather Bronze Fork Buckle Belt
  • Tender Co. Natural Ecru Welsh Woollen Flannel Bias Bound Scarf
  • Tender Co. Ecru Unborn Hand-Linked Cotton Socks
  • Tender Co. & For Holding Up The Trousers Camera Wrist Strap
  • Tender Co. Black Enamelled S Bend Key Hook
  • Tender Co. Mouth Blown Glass Tumbler
  • Tender Co. Hand Thrown Cobalt Glazed Red Clay Coffee Pot
  • Tender Co. Woad Dyed Hand-Linked Cotton Socks
  • Tender Co. Hand Dyed Black Logwood Wattle Tanned Leather Coin Purse
  • Tender Co. Natural Lambswool Panda
  • Tender Co. Sweet Chestnut Trestles
  • Tender Co. & For Holding Up The Trousers White Elasticated Suspenders
  • Tender Co. Black Stained NATO Watch Strap
  • Tender Co. Lost Wax-Cast Rusted Brass Keyring
  • Tender Co. Natural White Lambswool Polar Bear
  • Tender Co. & For Holding Up The Trousers White Elasticated Suspenders
  • Tender Co. Mock Turtle Hand Made Cotton Acetate Round Top Sunglasses
  • Tender Co. Hand-Incised Sgraffito Bowl
  • Tender Co. Cobalt Glazed Hand Thrown Mug
  • Tender Co. Hand Thrown Red Clay Milk Jug
  • Tender Co. Black Striped Welsh Woollen Flannel Bias Bound Scarf
  • Tender Co. Hand Made Cotton Acetate Sunglasses
  • Tender Co. Flat Top Black Cotton Acetate Sunglasses
  • Tender Co. Flowerpot Dyed Left-Hand-Twill Cap
  • Tender Co. Hand Dyed Woad Mattress Ticking Tote Bag
  • Tender Co. Wattle Tanned Gold Embossed Wallet
  • Tender Co. Black Dial Everest Hands-On Mechanical Watch
  • Tender Co. Pure Beeswax Candle, Alight
  • Tender Co. Mock Turtle Flat Top Hand Made Cotton Acetate Sunglasses
  • Tender Co. Sweet Chestnut and Oak Bark Leather Tray
  • Tender Co. Ecru Left Hand Twill Jumbo Tote Bag
  • Tender Co. Lost Wax Cast Brass Elephant Boot
  • Tender Co. Clear Glazed 'Caligula' Hand Thrown Red Clay Small Cider Jug
  • Tender Co. Flowerpot Canvas and Beaverteen Fox
  • Tender Co. Selvage Denim 13" Laptop Sleeve
  • Tender Co. Black Enamelled Lost Wax Cast Solid Brass Dice
  • Tender Co. Copper Station Dial Mechanical Wrist Watch
  • Natasha Kroll at the University of Brighton Design Archives for Tender Co. Printed Tote Bag
  • Tender Co. Lost Wax Cast Brass Guard's Whistle
  • Tender Co. Head Sgraffito Plate
  • Tender Co. Beeswax Leather Polish
  • Tender Co. Sgraffito Sheep Beaker
  • Tender Co. Bronze 'Stud' Buckle Brown Stained Oak Bark Leather Belt
  • Tender Co. Gin Clear Round Top Hand Made Cotton Acetate Sunglasses
  • Tender Co. Lost Wax Cast Solid Brass Dice
  • Tender Co. Grey Woad Dyed Whale
  • Tender Co. Mattress Ticking Jumbo Tote Bag
  • Tender Co. Black Stained Grain Oak Bark Leather Bronze Wire Buckle Belt
  • Tender Co Black Stained Wattle Tanned Leather Wallet
  • Tender Co. Black & Brown Grain Wattle Tanned Leather Coin Purse
  • Tender Co. Black Oak Bark Tanned Leather Notepad Holder
  • Tender Co. Lost Wax-Cast Brass Loops Cotton Webbing Belt
  • Tender Co. Mouth Blown Glass Bottle
  • Tender Co. Gin Clear Flat Top Hand Made Cotton Acetate Sunglasses

SEVEN LEAGUE BOOTS SGRAFFITO BOWL

£150.00 (inc VAT) £125.00 (exc VAT)

This bowl has been hand thrown in England of naturally red English clay, slipped with naturally white English clay, and then hand-incised, before being glazed blue with cobalt, picking out the scratches through the slip to the darker red clay as black. This ancient technique is known as sgraffito, and was used by the romans to create frescos. Each piece is engraved entirely by hand, using just a pointed wooden stylus, so is slightly different from the next.

The illustration is taken from a 19th Century American advertisement encouraging prospectors to hurry to Nevada where they would find unparalleled wealth. This gold rush coincided with, and possibly caused, the development of jeans, and the Elephant with his magic boots is woven into Tender's clothes labels. Throwing pots by hand involves drawing the desired form up from a single solid spinning lump of clay. Tender's Master Potter works the clay directly with his bare hands, so each piece is unique and bears the marks of his fingers and thumbs.

The bowl sits on a pedestal and has a diameter of 10½" (27cm) at the top. Please bear in mind that this hand-made pottery should be washed by hand, and is not suitable for microwaves, ovens, or dishwashers.

Tender Co. Hand-Incised Sgraffito Bowl Tender Co. Hand-Incised Sgraffito Bowl, Showing the Fine Engraving Tender Co. Hand-Incised Sgraffito Bowl, Showing the Shape and Pedestal Tender Co. Hand-Incised Sgraffito Bowl, Elephant Detail