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Hand-Thrown Ramen Bowl

Cath Pots

Product Details

A Beau­ti­ful hand-thrown and hand-paint­ed cus­tom ramen bowl from Cath Pots in Glas­gow. Com­mis­sioned to be the per­fect size and shape for noo­dle soups, ramen, broths and dumplings — with beau­ti­ful hand-paint­ed designs to match.

Choice of Pink or Blue.

Meet Cath
IMG 5719 min

Hi, my name is Cath and I am a pot­ter based in Glasgow.

I first start­ed mak­ing with clay after a trip to Japan in 2015, where I threw a lit­tle bowl in a stu­dio along the Philoso­phers Path in Kyoto.

It was both a ter­ri­ble and beau­ti­ful bowl, and the start of some­thing. When I returned from that trip I signed up for night class­es at a local arts cen­tre. At the time I was feel­ing under a lot of pres­sure, try­ing to bal­ance a day job with com­plet­ing a mas­ters in psy­chol­o­gy, and I found play­ing with clay to be absorb­ing and ground­ing. I was hooked.

I set up a small table-top wheel in a back room of my house and start­ed prac­tis­ing. I also attend­ed cours­es to devel­op my tech­nique and learn more about ceram­ics, and I joined Turn­ing Earth Stu­dio in Lon­don, which led to oppor­tu­ni­ties to sup­ply restau­rants with small batch­es of tableware.

I cur­rent­ly make both func­tion­al ware as well as dec­o­ra­tive pieces, using stoneware clay. My work is influ­enced by the time I spent in Japan, the nat­ur­al world, words and music and food, and what it is to be human. I’m inter­est­ed in clay as a means of expres­sion, a con­vey­or of feel­ing, and in explor­ing the dual­i­ty of fragili­ty and strength that is inher­ent in this material.