Kitchen Pots, Bakers, and Serving Vessels
Every potter has certain common forms in their repertoire - think bowls and mugs. But the kitchen is home to various less-commonly made but often used pots - from muffin pans and juicers to batter bowls and salt shakers - that are great fun for the potter to investigate. This book showcases pots used for prepping, cooking, and presenting food. As part of the Ceramic Arts Select Series, it focuses on groups of related forms and presents some of the best examples of how contemporary artists are exploring, innovating, and celebrating those forms.
In Kitchen Pots, Bakers, and Serving Vessels, you'll find 19 easy-to-follow, step-by-step projects. The artists share not only the process but also the functional considerations taken in the planning stages. You'll discover how to make a baking dish just the right size to fit lasagna noodles, and how to match the curves on a mortar and pestle for maximum crushing surface. It is these details that separate the pots people want to use from the pots that sit in the cupboard. You'll also learn how to design pots that enhance the dining experience by presenting food beautifully. A nice mingling of the "how to" and the "why to" for some of pottery's less common forms, this book is a welcome addition to any ceramic library.