Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Exploring Pedestal Bowls
This week I decided to explore some pedestal bowls. I love developing new forms. For this one I envisioned an organic shape and thought I'd make the pedestal portion free form as well. I also made the handles with an organic shape.
I think the pedestal portion could be smaller in diameter and taller and little less volume. Maybe flared out at the bottom. I like the organic shape of the handles but they are not quite right, maybe hollow handles would be better. I don't like how the handles are attached either.
I guess that's why I always attach handles on the underside because I struggle with making them an integral part of the piece. Perhaps I should have blended the edges into the bowl. What do you think? Once there is glaze the sharp contrast won't be so noticeable. I'll be trying a few more pedestal forms over the next week and I'm continuing with my shrines and doors and more. Thanks for reading and for all your comments.