Hand Made Soap Dishes
We are so so happy that we now have these for you! These gorgeous soap dishes were all hand made in the Netherlands with natural products only, by Belgian/French Ceramist Yves de Block, and are exclusively available at Mós!
These soap dishes are made with EU & natural ingredients only, in a Japanese glazing style called Shino. They are fired at 1280 degrees Celsius, which is so hot it closes all pores and makes the dishes stoneware; it becomes completely water- and stain proof, ideal for soap and shampoo bar dishes.
How Eco Friendly are they?
The amazing thing about these soap dishes is that Yves has only used 100% natural & toxic free ingredients (from Ireland, the UK and Sweden). They are completely made up of clay, chalk, feldspar and nepheline only and are actually food-grade dishes.
Hang on, so not all hand made stoneware / ceramics is eco friendly?
Although a lot of ceramics are made by hand and appear to be eco friendly, there are many different techniques to make ceramics, some of which contain glazing that leak toxins like lead, copper or barium.
But then where do the colours come from?
Not from paint! The colours in these soap dishes are the result of a reaction between minerals, clay and the hot temperature at which they are fired. The lighter colours are the reaction of the minerals with the heat, and the red colour is the result of the iron that the glaze pulls from the clay in the firing process. Yves creates his own natural glazes from minerals and uses the reaction with heat to create colours, which makes these dishes so incredibly special.
And I can't buy these anywhere else?
Nope, exclusively with us! You can, however, have a look at Yves de Block's private work that has been featured in several magazines and galleries throughout Europe, and learn more about the shino glazing technique at www.yvesdeblock.nl
All products are 100% unique and made by hand, so they vary slightly in size, shape and colour. If you have a specific preference, feel free to leave us a message so we'll set that one aside for you.