World's coolest salt shaker!
There are no holes on top of this salt shaker. There is no cork or stopper either. But it works perfectly just the same!
Its status as world’s coolest shaker is achieved through a simple yet brilliant design (see images for a cross section view).
To use you just reach out and grab the Holman Salt Shaker from the top as you would a baseball-sized rock. Dispensing the salt happens when you wave it over your food. The salt falls out of the bottom through the same open hole that you will use to fill it. Through its innovative design it is easy fill and only comes out at the right time and in the right amount. Pretty cool, huh?
Holman Pottery is designed for everyday use. It is lead-free fine stoneware and can be used in the microwave, dishwasher, and oven (avoid drastic temperature changes such as taking from the refrigerator to a hot oven).
- Glaze Design: Eco Ash
- Handmade in Texas
- Approximate Size: 3" tall x 3" diameter
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Since 1989, artist potter Tony Holman has operated Holman Pottery along with his wife. Tony designs, throws, and decorates the pottery. He developed his pottery skills in 1978 at Indiana University and fine tuned them in 1980 at Bloomington Pottery. Tony received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at Indiana University in 1982 and a Master of Fine Arts degree at the University of North Texas in 1986.
Tony throws most of his pots on a potter's wheel. Others are slab constructed and altered. When the pots become leather-hard (halfway between wet and dry) handles are added and each piece is signed. Upon becoming completely dry, the pottery is loaded into a gas kiln. These pots are then fired to a temperature of 1830 degrees Fahrenheit. Upon unloading the kiln, they are glazed and some are decorated with colored clays (slips) and oxides. They are then fired a second time to a temperature of 2336 degrees Fahrenheit. These extreme temperatures ensure the durability of the pottery.
The shapes of Tony's vessels are functional but can simply be decorative. Close attention is paid to the finished touches of this pottery including the way the handles are attached and Tony's unique way of completing the lids and rims. Because Holman Pottery is hand crafted, no two are exactly alike. Therefore, the variations of color, texture and shape lend to the artistic nature of this pottery and should by no means be considered defective.