Don Sheil’s small salad serves two for dinner or four as a side dish – it is a wonderfully versatile piece that can also be used as a soup tureen , desert vessel or any other presentation your imagination desires.
Its size is a compact 225mm diameter, 85mm high and weighing 500gm. Also available in Flowering Gum, Satin, Swirl and Stalagmite.
The surface of Earth’s Moon is marked by impact craters which form when asteroids and comets collide with the lunar surface. There are about half a million craters with diameters greater than 1 km on the Moon. Since impact craters accumulate at a nearly constant rate, the number of craters per unit area superposed on a geologic unit can be used to estimate the age of the surface. The lack of an atmosphere, weather and recent geological processes ensures that many of these craters have remained relatively well preserved in comparison to those on Earth.
The largest crater on the Moon, which also has the distinction of being one of the largest known craters in the Solar System, is the South Pole-Aitken basin. It is on the far side, between the South Pole and equator, and is some 2,240 km in diameter and 13 km in depth. Prominent impact basins on the near side include Imbrium, Serenitatis, Crisium, and Nectaris.
Blanketed atop the Moon’s crust is a highly comminuted (broken into ever smaller particles) and “impact gardened” surface layer called regolith. Astronauts have reported that the dust from the surface felt like snow and smelled like spent gunpowder. The dust is mostly made of silicon dioxide glass (SiO2), most likely created from the meteors that have crashed into the Moon’s surface. It also contains calcium and magnesium.
This patterning of the moons surface inspired Don Sheil to design his pattern “Lunar”, an aesthetically, functional appealing range.