Hands In the Mud

Back at the wheel this weekend, the cycle begins again. This go round I started with a few of my bowl forms. On the left is a board of small square bowls, upside down and awaiting a trim. On the right is a slightly larger and more open square bowl fresh from the wheel. Also a view of the smaller form finished.

I’ve made these forms in their current state for a few years now. When I see the early versions they seem awkward, and I am reminded of when I was deciding on having the bowl open outward or remain enclosed. Over time I developed one of each style, and after endless refinement of the tiniest little details I now enjoy them both on the rare occasion when they come out “just right”. Sometimes I think I make them for me or perhaps out of stubbornness, rather than because they sell like hotcakes. Both forms earn their share of “what would you use this for?”, especially the little guy.

Onward down the list of things to make in the next few weeks.

Here are a few photos of some of the bigger pots from the last firing.


~ by williambakerpottery on June 24, 2008.

One Response to “Hands In the Mud”

  1. Very nice!!

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