Monday, March 2, 2015


Illustrated is another serving bowl using a Shino slip with an ash glaze over. It is a practical shape with heavy lugs and meant for everyday use; a simple form for a simple function and geared more for a small gathering than a large one. I enjoyed the way the rich red slip shows through like finger prints where I held the bowl to dip it in an ash glaze and was pleasantly surprised by the halos that appeared around the finger marks though I am not 100% sure what created them. I enjoy making straight forward and functional pieces, there are great rewards for knowing that my pots are being used and are part of the new owners simple daily routines. I read a statement a long while back about a mug that could save the world, perhaps it was truly meant to be a humble bowl.
"Form follows function, that has been misunderstood. Form and function should be one, joined in a spiritual union." Frank Lloyd Wright

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