Monday, February 20, 2012


Illustrated is an oval lugged basket form with an iron textured glaze on stoneware. The piece started out round, has a hollow lip, was pushed up to make an oval form and once leatherhard, the foot was tooled, carefully, and then notched to give it more interest. Last, I attached a handle to either side to give the pot more movement along the curved lip. Sometimes I become so blinded by the roundness of throwing, I need to be reminded that there is much more that can happen to a thrown pot, some with very little effort, yet changing the dynamic of the pot.