Thursday, March 3, 2011

double & triple gourd-shaped ceramic vases, jonathan adler's legumes, toshiko takaezu's tamarinds

 



examples of classic gourd shaped vases. mine is the wet clay at bottom. the 2 directly above are toshiko takaezu & jonathan adler.

I love the classic gourd-shaped vase and just pinched a triple-gourd while teaching my Tuesday night handbuilding class. It's probably about 12 inches wet, of stoneware clay. This was the first experiment with this botanically-inspired shape. It is practice for a larger series I want to create in porcelain. Though called vases, I think of them more as sculptures.
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