Very nice bowl
Good stuff costs money and this bowl is terrific! Large enough to really make a great lather, and it looks extremely nice on my counter.
Ceramic bowl, hot water, good shave cream, Feather blade: setup for perfect shave
After using a stainless bowl for years, I decided to try the D R Harris ceramic bowl. Good decision. It holds the heat well, allowing you to maximize the life of your shave cream. And, though harder to measure, you get the pleasure from holding the bowl in your hand. Elemental. Enjoyable. Try it.
DR Harris Earthenware shaving bowl
After years of using a pottery bowl thrown by a colleague (may it rest in peace), I ponied up big bucks for this item. It is nice, and it looks great in my bathroom. It functions really well with Mitchell's Wool Fat soap, but this is the only soap I have used. The dimensions, in the hand and soap/bowl interface, are near perfect. It is a little pricey, and this would be my only complaint. But, heh, it's only money, right?
Quality and distinction
I wanted to move from a shaving mug to a bowl to accommodate my Kent BLK8, which is a big brush, and this bowl is perfect. No more "clink, clink, clink" as I whip up my lather. The product description talks about soap, but I'm a cream guy and this works just fine for me. Obviously, I could have found something cheaper, but I enjoy stocking my shaving kit with quality products. Although the bowl is supposed to be dishwasher safe, I don't know that I would risk damaging the royal warrants and DR Harris stamps. Besides, I'm not going to be eating out of it, lol.