I was on the fence about buying this because sometimes handmade ceramics are best purchased in person. They can vary a lot, and each piece has a certain feel. The bowl I received is very much like the one displayed here (except for the unique color distribution in the glaze, of course), but it doesn't have a manufactured look or feel to it. There were no rough bits or flaws in the glaze, thankfully. The finish is perfect. The bowl is beautiful for display as-is, or for holding fruit in the kitchen, gathering mail on your entryway table, holding hand towels in a guest bathroom. It's large enough to be useful, but not so oversized that it looks silly empty.
West coast woman