Do you have a favorite item to collect or love vintage ironstone? I'm always looking for unique items for my home and recently learned that my friend Wyatt from Living Soul Pottery is making handmade vintage-inspired K bowls.
Antique English large white ironstone “K” bowls were first introduced in the mid-to-late 19th century. The white kitchenware bowl was produced at a time when white pottery was associated with food hygiene, and at least gave the allusion, that its use in the kitchen was the most hygienic way to prepare and store foods. The “K” stood for “kitchen” and thus the bowl belonged in the kitchen only. Original pieces are quite collectible and expensive...not to mention nearly impossible to find! Check out this recent listing!
As Wyatt, the maker behind Living Soul Pottery, explained to me, even antique dealers have had difficulty sourcing originals. He was approached recently by an English antique dealer to make reproduction K bowls for him. There is no question why the English antique dealer sought out Wyatt and his expertise. Wyatt fell in love with pottery nearly 45 years ago and has been honing his skills since then.
I love Wyatt's heart behind his business.
He shares, "My business name “Living Soul Pottery” came from Genesis 2:7 where it reads, “And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.”
I love sharing small shops and featuring makers and Wyatt is certainly talented and called to create! He has embraced history and offers such a quality product.
"I believe we are each an individual unique creation of God, and in the same way we are special and handmade, so each piece of pottery I make is as well. I use this Bible reference regularly when I teach my students. In the beginning when God created the earth everything was without form and void (Genesis 1:1). In a similar way that God created His whole Creation, so we as clay artists start with just a lump of clay that is without form and void. Man has been gifted by God with the creative ability to create something from nothing." - Wyatt Schultz
The reproduction K bowls by Living Soul Pottery are perfect for entertaining and quite a conversation piece. They also pair well with my ironstone, copper and French vintage collections.
The K bowls make a pretty appetizer display and I love the history behind their reproduction! Such a timeless old world look. These K bowls could be used to display appetizers and fruit as I have shown or even for seasonal decor. They are perfect for any holiday or occasion.
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