Shaving bowl

Discussion started by Korbz, Jul 2, 2017.

  1. Korbz

    Korbz Member

    Just got back from a morning out with the family in an old artsy craftsy place, and they had a pottery area (where a group of potters get together frequently).

    Anyways, I found a few bowls that would be ok for lathering/loading samples (as I normally face lather), and thought I'd just ask if anyone had heard of scuttles or lather bowls. They didn't but have put up a notice on an "inspiration" board with my name and number, where the potters come in and have a look to see if they want to give something a go.

    The one I bought is below (can always re appropriate it to something else around the house as the daughter loves it).

    I'll keep you guys updated if someone takes the bait and makes me something, in case anyone else if keen for one.

    Last edited: Jul 2, 2017
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  2. Director

    Director Member

    Heh, I was contemplating something other than my plastic cereal bowl this morning actually. Is there an optimum diameter for these things?
  3. Korbz

    Korbz Member

    All depends on your hand size I think :) Most of the "XL" ones have an inside bowl measurement around the 11cm mark from what I've seen.

    Forgetting colours, I was thinking about either a bowl like this

    or a scuttle (though I think I prefer the one piece over the 2 piece for safety)
  4. Pbgoose

    Pbgoose Member

    I'm surprised that scuttles don't feature as much as brushes, soaps and aftershaves on this forum. When I started wet shaving I thought scuttles...schmuttles......
    I just thought they were another shaving extravagance. After buying my second hand HG scuttle I have definitely changed my mind and as I've said before, I wouldn't be without my scuttle now (except for when I travel then I make do). The scuttle greatly assists with the lather development (if the surface of the scuttle bowl is corrugated or has some sort of rough surface) and if the scuttle has been constructed to hold warm water under the lathering bowl it keeps the lather warm which is great on a winters morning.
    There are some really nice pieces of pottery out there that are both beautiful and very practical.
  5. Jase

    Jase Member

    My mum's a potter and I've commissioned her to produce a few lather bowls for me. They haven’t made it into the kiln yet, I'll see what she comes up with.
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