05-16-2013, 06:49 PM
  • diggity
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  • Los Gatos, CA
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This review is recovered from the old review section for archival reasons

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BEEP, BEEP, BEEP! Our alarm went off at 4:00 am and my wife and I groggily got up to catch a red eye to Hawaii to celebrate our wedding anniversary. I began this non-routine morning with a routine shave....lather up, shave my face, put my beloved shaving mug awa.....slip and a CRACK! OH NO!!!!!!! Yes, my beloved oversized shaving mug took a tumble into our sink and broke. I had bought this mug from QED when I began shaving and it became an old friend real fast. I could whip up lather in this mug like a baker whipping up cream. A good shaving mug/bowl/scuttle/etc is really the transportation to a good shave.
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Sexy Scuttles

I searched high and low to find a new mug. I started off where I began with my original mug, at QED, to no avail. Gibson had stopped making this particular mug and I was heartbroken. So I did what any normal shave geek would do, search the forums for the next best thing. I finally settled on a Georgetown Scuttle G20....I thought that this sexy scuttle would be perfect for me. But when it arrived, I found it to be a little more Kim Kardashian (big bottom) than to my liking, so the quest continued. I searched high and low for mugs, scuttles, bowls, you name it until one day, I came across Steve Woodhead ceramics, and oh boy...I am sure glad I did. I finally found my British scuttle. Even in my wife's requested color (white), she is magnificent:
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After about a week at sea, she arrived from the UK (pretty fast shipping!). I was apprehensive about her size, but she ended up being absolutely perfect And man, can she keep lather warm (up to 10 minutes!). She's as good of a scuttle as I could have asked. It was love at first sight!

For those who are not familiar with Steve Woodhead, he is a renowned author, a well known pottery maker in the UK (over 25 years in the business), and an overall nice guy. I was pretty apprehensive at first, not knowing which size I should get. There's 1, 2, 2+, 3, and the tall. I ordered the 2 and it was really big enough. It was very similar in size to the shaving mug that broke. The cost of the scuttle is quite reasonable (even with shipping), and the craftsmanship is definitely "there". Steve provided great customer service, answering all of my questions, sending me a few different pictures (so that I could figure out which size to get), etc. It was a great experience, and I highly recommend his scuttles if you are looking for one.
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 05-17-2013, 03:43 AM
  • leonidas
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  • Jerez de la Frontera (FPO)
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...very nice!!!!!!!!!

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 07-30-2015, 09:14 PM
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where can I buy this? what are the dimenstions?

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 07-31-2015, 06:51 AM
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I own two Woodhead scuttles, the above version and the tall. I agree with the OP, great quality and Steve is a pleasure to work with. I sold my other scuttles and kept my Woodhead scuttles.

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 07-31-2015, 08:18 AM
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I have 2 of his scuttles plus a bowl and a mug. He produces some lovely practical pieces  Thumbsup
A search will bring up his website...

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 07-31-2015, 12:16 PM
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I have two Woodhead scuttles and two of his shave bowls.  Excellent workmanship and details/color.

A wonderful vendor with which to deal.  I had "issue" with one of the scuttles I ordered, sent Steve an email explaining the "issue"and he sent a replacement - no questions asked, no need to return the originally delivered scuttle, and he paid the shipping for the replacement.  The replacement was excellent.  This is a guy who knows and cares for his clientele.  You cannot go wrong dealing with Steve.

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 07-31-2015, 02:19 PM
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Thanks for the feedback gents
I found the http://stevewoodheadceramics.co.uk
It seems that medium and the large scuttles have the same dimensions. Also I believe the dimensions on the website are the overall. Will someone be generous enough and take the inner bowl dimensions please? Thanks in advance

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