Halvar, a viking warrior hare kneels with its shield on top of the domed lid, holding up its sword with the other paw. The shield is purple. The dish or saucer is glazed with a clear glaze and so is the sword.
Each piece is handmade by me in porcelain clay. Porcelain clay is different in composition from other clays, because of this it’s stronger. Because it’s stronger one can create much thinner items; and where it’s thin, it’s translucent, also typical for porcelain. It needs to be fired at a temperature which is higher than average for other clays as well. It’s fired twice, once at a low temperature, after which I can apply glazes. And the second firing at the high temperature were it goes translucent. Naturel porcelain is white, but one can add pigments or stains to the clay to give it other colors, the color is then throughout. When a glaze is applied, it is only on the surface.
Hand washing is always an option. If the item is all porcelain it can be washed in the dishwasher, be careful when stacking it.
All my items come in a gift box. This gift box will go in to a box with bubble wrap or other protective material for shipping. For this I use as much recycled boxes, wrap as possible, to safe the environment and on shipping costs.