I love this picture! itsn't the texture so fun! This bowl is going to be a new staple at the Sarahmics Pottery booth this year! I love how "uniquely functional" it is! the handle just makes it that much for fun to use. It is a serving bowl so it's big enough for pasta, potatos, veggies, ect! The handle is both visually appealing and has the functional aspect too! two things i definitely look for in a staple piece! I love the rim of the bowl, how it has that line. This will allow me to glaze the rime a different color if i want and have a spot to stop at that makes sense. The rims color will probably be the handle's color as well. I also just noticed (love when i luck out like this) that the handle is the same width as the rim so that line isn't broken from rim to handle! The fluidity of line is important to me ever since i heard Lorna Meaden talk about it at a conferance I attended with the Potter's Council in Kasas City, MO. Maybe I didn't luck into this feature, maybe my mind did it without telling me....
I love this bowl because of how decorated it is. I started with a simple
bowl and the cut out chunks using a cheese slicer the carved out designs and
finally added slip trailed dots and lines. It might not look calming, but
oddly enough, it was very peaceful to make.
Here is a link to the old blog I used to use. http://theyearofthebowl.blogspot.com/ I decided to do all my blog posts from now on, on this website. It only makes sense. This way you guys don't have to check on all these different sites to stay up to date on things. It's all in one convenient location. :)
The "Year of the Bowl" was started after I did the "Year of the Teapot" in which i created one teapot every week for an entire year! This year I will be creating one unique bowl every week (posting by Sunday night at midnight) and writing about my adventure HERE! I won't sell any of these bowls until my end of the year open house. I will let you all know when and where that is when we are closer to that time. In the meantime, enjoy the journey with me by reading and looking at all the bowls I create each week. Thanks!
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Pots In Use
I love seeing handmade pots in action! Functional pottery has stolen my heart. I intend to explore that love story a little more with this blog. Follow along if you want to see an talk about functional pottery on a deeper level!