Wednesday, December 17, 2014


Illustrated is an ovaled and lobed serving bowl with pulled handles opposite each other that aid both visually and functional. Using a Shino slip that I got somewhere along the way and an accent of black glaze around the top half of the bowl, this pot is typical of serving pieces I like to make now and again where I try to strip the pot to the fundamentals and let the form and minimal decoration tell the story. The close-up shows the richness of the flashed orange surface together with the deep, wet accents of the iron glaze. I like pots like this, thrown, pushed just a bit oval and then lobed and notched though never hiding the fact that the piece started out round on a potter's wheel.  It is a simple piece to my eye, after all, it is just a bowl, one of many.