2.5 inches high | 7.5 inches diameter
For months I stepped back from this blog to focus on other things. When I recently re-visited blogs I follow and have not read in months, I was enamored by Kristen's invitation for the drawing challenge: Everyday Objects.
Bowls serve many purposes; they contain, transport, and display. Today I went by the kiln house to find my fired pinch pots and slumped vessel projects from last month. Years passed since I worked in clay and this fall I felt compelled to wedge the wet earth into something both practical and beautiful. I needed to touch, form and decorate.
I slumped the bowl (pictured) over a plaster mold before carving its irregular sawtooth edge, and drawing into its surface with sgraffito. Glazing was another experiment as I did not know what would happen during the firing over scratched passages and overlapping coats.
From soil, this bowl:
I missed reading A Sunny Spot and was thrilled to catch up on Kristen's—and other artists'—posts who participate weekly in the drawing challenge. Please visit A Sunny Spot and see how other artists transformed the mundane, ordinary and Everyday Object into art.