Handmade Suribachi Shaving Scuttle – Large #2
Handmade by me in my workshop in Warwickshire, England
Steve Woodhead Studio Pottery – signed SW
Please note that I post at COST in a good box with plenty of bubble wrap.
I have been making handmade shaving pots for over 5 years now. My original designs were developed with the help of shavers from around the world. Since then, further refinements have been made making them some of the best shaving pots in the world.
I throw each shaving scuttle individually on the potter’s wheel, they are not industrially slip cast -see image of me in the workshop. Whilst each item starts with the same weight of clay they do differ slightly in height and width which adds to the individuality of the piece. This is a combination of my standard shaving scuttle and my Suribachi bowl.
The integral lather bowl incorporates suribachi grooves in raw clay. This gives good purchase on the shaving brush when creating a soapy lather. To use the shaving scuttle for a wet shave, hot water is poured into the lip of the shaving scuttle which keeps the later / soap warm for a good 10 minutes, though it can be reheated in the microwave if required.
The scuttle has a large handle with thumb grip, which makes it is easy to hold while keeping the bowl in your hand and producing very fine lather for your shave.
All my work is dishwasher friendly, and my domestic ware has rattled around our dishwasher for the past 10 years without incidence.
Dimensions – approximate:
Outer bowl: width 5.5" (14cm) height 2.75" (7cm)
Lather bowl: width 4.25" (11cm) height 1.75" (5cm)
The scuttle holds about 1/3 pint of water
Note: shaving brush and razor are not included, for display purposes only
Also see the other range of scuttles that I make