Friday, March 7, 2008
Sun Dappled Spring Green Rice Bowls
Every time I make these bowls I smile.
When I started making pottery over 15 years ago, I have to admit my pieces were far from stellar. The pots had wobbles and wiggles in places I did not want. I got creative in many ways to save my creations from collapse and one of the ways was to tweak the rims of my bowls just enough to keep them in line and it also served as a bit of camouflage for my lopsided ware.
I decide 3 evenly spaced notches were the most visually pleasing and my customers agreed. Soon this style of bowl became one of my most popular designs.
I have since expanded my line beyond this standard piece and my pots no longer need the disguise they once did, but I have a special fondness in my heart for these little notched bowls and will continue to make them. They remind me of where I came from and make me dream of all of the discoveries and progress I have still ahead.
at 8:45 PM