This one almost got away from me and I had to patch it back up, so we shall see. But I learned what to do and what not to do. It's about 9 inches tall with the handle and the basket is 7 inches square. I have more ideas for baskets some tall and thin, some with thinner slats. I like working with strips of clay, it's a real challenge. Perhaps the top of the basket could have had a strip as a top cap overlapping the inside and out, next time.
This is patterned after one of those old time fruit baskets.You know the ones made of thin slats of wood woven together. I vaguely remember seeing that type of basket as a kid in a grocery store or perhaps at a farmer's market. Now cardboard, styrofoam, and plastic containers have replaced wood ones. Pottery is a good choice since it can be used over and over again.. I don't think I'll glaze this one because of all the holes in it, but maybe some oxide stains or underglaze, what do you think?
We finally got some rain which was sorely needed. But the rain made it humid enough to keep the clay from drying for quite some time. I opened up the sliding door when it was pouring rain and look what I got, raindrops frozen in time. Thanks for reading and I love all your comments.