Wednesday, November 9, 2016


The other day my wife asked me to make a new sugar bowl for the counter as the one currently in use has been around since 1992/93 and was not made as a sugar bowl. After thinking about it for a while and having finished what I had intended to make for the day, I wedged up some clay and as you can see in the illustration, plans change. I didn't go out of my way to not make a sugar bowl and lid but rather as I was centering the clay I realized there was a bit too much for the task at hand and decided to make a taller covered piece than was planned. Neither planned or quite sure where they came from, out of the wedged clay sprang these forms and lids which I later tooled and adorned with these knobs meant to compliment the form and echo the series of four cut notches in each foot. Once firmed up, each was slipped and combed and for a novel approach, I think I will glaze them in my Oribe when they are bisque. Plans may change but that doesn't alter the fact that I still need to make a lidded sugar bowl which is actually designed for the task at hand.

"Good luck is often with the man who doesn't include it in his plans." Wm. Shakespeare