A design classic - the Mason Cash Mixing Bowl/ Basin surviving unchanged for a century
The traditional white and cane mixing bowl from Mason Cash has become a "classic"
recognised all over the world. In these days of "disposables" Mason Cash is the
only company making traditional Mixing Bowls from traditional materials in the
traditional way. Unlike some inferior copies you may see around, these are
. As a result, these bowls are likely to become well used and
loved family heirlooms which will still be going strong in 50 years time
The origins of Mason Cash go back to a pottery which was already operating on
the current site at Church Gresley in Derbyshire around 1800. The pottery was
run by a succession of Master Potters of whom the most colourful was "Bossy" Mason
in the late 19th Century. When Tom Cash acquired the pottery in 1901 he changed
the name to Mason Cash & Co - a name retained when the company was incorporated
by his son in 1941. The business has remained family owned and run throughout
its history, and Mason Cash continues to make traditional products, using traditional,
local materials wherever possible.
- Traditional instantly-recognisable design
- Long lasting (some still in use, having been passed down a family for 4 generations!)
- Ideal for today`s modern kitchen
- Ideal gift for weddings etc and have set collecting potential
- Diameter 29cm/11"
- 3 Sizes available
A century ago all kitchens would have had many Bowls & Basins for mixing and
cooking. The Mason Cash Mixing Bowl is a design classic - the shape surviving
unchanged for a century because it so perfectly meets the users needs. These days,
no longer restricted to the kitchen, the Bowls are widely used for storage, serving
and even, we are told, for cooking Lancashire Hot Pot! Being glazed earthenware
the bowls are substantial - so they don't move about as you mix and may be gently
warmed in the oven or microwave - to help blend in butter. When mixing is done
the bowls are perfectly safe in the dishwasher.
The large size is highly recommended, since you will have not only all the volume
you need for a full "Christmas Cake Mix", but also a very attractive
object in your kitchen. However, more units of the medium size are sold than any
other size. The smaller size mixing bowl combines adequate functionality for most
uses with a very affordable price. You may also consider buying all three sizes,
as a set not only has a higher collectable value, the bowls can be stacked one
inside another for easy storage - and you can save money by buying them at the same time!
Earthenware : Is made from a careful selection of minerals and clays. After shaping, it is fired in a kiln until it has changed its nature and the clay particles have irreversibly bonded together. However, the basic body remains somewhat porous and it is normally coated with another material - glaze - which melts completely when fired and then solidifies to provide an impermeable layer.
Glaze :Usually a mixture of minerals which when applied as a coating to a ceramic body and heated to the correct temperature and "vitrifies" forming a solid, impervious layer. All glazing requires great skill to ensure that the glaze "fits", does not craze and that the finish and colour are as expected. (e.g. the bright, clear glaze used by Mason Cash is an opaque pink until kiln fired!)
Mason Cash have been producing beautiful, functional, iconic kitchenware for
over 200 years. The origins of Mason Cash can be traced back to a pottery operating
at Church Gresley in the heart of England around 1800. Famed for classic kitchenware
designs such as the Mason Cash mixing bowl and pudding basins, the products and
brand have endured the test of time and have become design icons. In fact, some
designs have barely altered for over a hundred years.
Usually sent to UK mainland addresses on a next-day courrier service. Delivery overseas can take a few days longer. We generally dispatch sameday if you order before 12 noon. When you input your address details, you can also add special delivery instructions. In any case, we email you your tracking details, so you will know when delivery will be attempted.