This bowl is made from a dark reddish-brown stoneware. The bottom portion of the outer surface is textured to add a decorative contrast to its upper rim. The glaze "plays" around the bowl in shades of light brown and tan created by the various thicknesses of the glaze. I threw the bowl on my potter's wheel and finished it with a loose glaze application, resulting in a bowl that makes an ample center piece for fruits, salads, or pasta.
Toasty Brown Fruit Bowl
I use non-toxic, lead free glazes that are food safe on all of my dinner and tableware. They are dishwasher, microwave and oven safe (when pre-heated with the oven as appropriate). Hand washing, however, is recommended.