The shape of this bowl is known at the workshop as a "pozolero" because it can be used to serve traditional Mexican pozole soup. The small bowl can be used for serving sides or soup. The larger size is nice for a small salad for two or three people. Special order ceramics may take up to 3-4 months to ship, depending on when you order and our shipment schedule from Mexico. Please see our Special Orders page for up-to-date shipping times and costs.