Esihle Graphic Black and White Bowl

Vuyisa Potina


This dramatic porcelain bowl is a delicate mixture of traditional and modern. Named Esihle, the Xhosa word for beautiful, it will certainly add some beauty to your home. The interior features four delicate swirls surrounded a row of black diamonds at the rim. Both the interior and exterior are covered in a clear glaze; making it food-safe, dishwasher and microwave safe. Vuyisa personally crafts each piece, ensuring that no two are exactly alike.


  • Porcelain slip bowl with graphic black & white pattern
  • Commercial salt glazed interior & exterior
  • Vessel is food-safe, dishwasher & microwave safe
  • Diameter is 8.07” (20.5 cm)
  • Height is 2.16” (5.5 cm)
  • Handmade in South Africa by artist Vuyisa Potina

Artist Bio

Vuyisa Potina is a ceramic artist based in Franschhoek, South Africa. In 2002 he casually began working with clay and upon realizing it was his true calling, Vuyisa received a scholarship to Boland College in order to further his technical skill. Each piece deeply reflects his Xhosa heritage and traditional smoke-firing methods, blended with a modern sensibility. Vuyisa allows the natural colors and textures of the clay to come to the fore, ensuring that his work remains original and one-of a-kind. In 2006 he was best in show at the South African Exhibition of ArtsCape and in 2007 the Cape Craft & Design Institute chose him as an icon. His work has also been exhibited in Germany, Portugal and Saudi Arabia.

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