Natla, Judaica Jewish Gift, Ceramic Hand Washing Cup
I work out of my studio in Beersheba, Israel. My ceramic designs are inspired by Nature. This item is an example of what I have done in the past. Click on the “Visit my shop on Etsy” button to see what is currently in stock.
This is an authentic ceramic hand washing Natla is an original Judaica Gift.
Handmade Israel pottery “Natla” that I formed from a slab of gray stoneware, makes a special Jewish wedding gift.
It is decorated with sgraffito designs. The “Natla” is used for washing hands before eating* * it’s a tradition among the religious Jewish.
The round shape, which comes down to a squared off bottom gives a real organic almost paper sack illusion.
The Natla is signed by me underneath.
* Sgraffito: a form of decoration made by scratching through a surface to reveal a lower layer of a contrasting color, typically done in plaster or stucco on walls, or in slip on ceramics before firing.
* * Why a two-handled washing cup?
After the first hand is washed, it is clean and pure. The unwashed hand, however, is not. If the two hands touch after the first hand was washed, it is necessary to rewash the first one. A two-handled cup is used to make the process simpler, making it easier to avoid the hands touching each other.
≜ Hand folded from a slab of grey stoneware
≜ Hand carved designs using sgraffito* technique
≜ Clear, non-toxic, matte glaze
≜ Fired in kiln at 1200 degrees Celsius
≜ Height: 3.5″ //9 cm
≜ Diameter: 4″ // 10 cm
≜ Volume 750 ml
★IMPORTANT TO KNOW:
≜ Custom handmade pottery may vary from sample images. This slight variation makes each piece truly unique and one-of-a-kind.
≜ Glaze colors may also appear differently on various computers or screen devices, or in changed lighting. All images are taken in a natural indirect sunlight.
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❤ Love, Shelly
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I am Shelly, an art and nature addict 🙂 I create and design handmade ceramics.
I like experimenting with different techniques and constantly creating new designs.
I draw my inspiration from Mother Nature; I aim to bring nature inside, using materials that are sourced from nature and presenting images and objects which clearly represent it.
My goal is to create ceramics that not only meet the customers needs but also inspire some sense of nature.
Apart from ceramic work, I am also a great lover of yoga; I practice it regularly, finding my inner peace, one that inspires love and spirituality, aspects that play a large role in coming up with new designs. I also love baking and healthy food and believe that healthy fine food deserved to be served in dishes that bring out their best, and that is why I strive to make my customers ceramic pieces that will not only last but also appeal to their use.
One of my biggest influences is the sgraffito. The sgraffito is a form of decoration, typically done in plaster or stucco on walls, or in a slip, on ceramics, before firing.
Sgraffito is an Italian word meaning to scratch and create an image. Using the sgraffito technique I can create personalized images.
I make rustic dishes, tableware, home décor, clay baking dishes, coffee and teacups, flower vases, pots, and much more. My ceramics are known for their durability, originality, sophistication, authenticity, and of course, their beauty. I aim to provide my customers with items that are not only pleasing to the eyes but to the soul as well. The effort, attention to detail, and elegance brought out, make each item unique and a piece of art that represents reality. My customers’ satisfaction is my highest priority, I enjoy giving my customers the attention and service they deserve.
As part of caring for our planet, all my packing materials are recycled – sustainability matters to us all!
Fine handmade ceramics with a focus on Nature from Israel.
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