Friday, February 28, 2014


Illustrated is another paddled vase flanked with four flat panels. This vase was glazed in a crystal rich kaki and the spirals and the neck of the piece are glazed in a deep black that has oil-spotted over the spirals. The lugs both correspond to the points where the panels intersect and add a bit more to the profile of the vase as well as aiding in animating the posture of the pot. As I already have mentioned, I like making these vases, it allows me to throw a piece and then with a few additional movements create a form that is "out of round". It is this simple act of altering geometry that interests me in these pots and the right decoration ties the flat surfaces back to the original thrown form rather well.
"There is geometry in the humming of strings, there is music in the spacing of spheres." Pythagoras of Samos (570-495BC)

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