Wednesday, 5 August 2009

Slipware Soup Bowls

I'm quite sure I'm not the only Potter
who See's a shape that they like whilst making another pot.
Does that make sense ?
What I am trying to say is that while I have been throwing cereal bowls
using 1.5 lbs of clay, Half way through the process I could see another shape that every time I caught sight of it made me think " that would make a great soup bowl shape".
But I couldn't make it because 1.5 lbs of clay was going to make it too big.
I have had this image in my mind for a few months now
but I wasn't sure if I should put some kind of handle on them.

Then last week I was talking to Marion in the kitchen about my idea
and my "to handle or not to handle" predicament.
and all she said was
" why don't you just put a little lug on it ?"

It was like a bolt of lightening

as soon as Marion said it I could visualise the finished pot
and here it is.
To my mind without the lugs it would be just a small bowl
but with the lugs it just shouts out
"I'M A SOUP BOWL"

7 comments:

marystarosta said...

Love um! great idea! I have never seen them before so you are on to something here!

Anna said...

Love it! What a great touch. And your right, the lug punches it up!

jimgottuso said...

funny the way the mind works... nice bowls, love the lug

Hollis Engley said...

I often see other shapes come and go as I'm working on one of my standard shapes. I've stopped a few times and developed it into something. Worth doing.

Dirt-Kicker Pottery said...

Great soup bowls. The lug does more than imply soup. It adds a fresh style that is very eye catching.

ang said...

nice one marion!!

Winston said...

I love the lugs, too, and in my culture, a soup bowl isn't supposed to have lugs like that...haha...but having seen how good they look on hearty bowls like that, I hope you won't mind too much if I try adding butterfly-shaped handmoulded ones to my next project (a family-sized curry serving bowl) as I have been racking my brains for ideas on how to personalize my next piece.

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