Jars, Vases, Boxes, and Baskets
Handmade pots find homes in various places around the house. From the vase in the living room that holds fresh-cut garden blooms, to canisters in the pantry, to the cookie jar on the kitchen counter, to the whiskey flask in the liquor cabinet, they add a personal touch to our environment. Part of the Ceramic Arts Select Series - which focuses on groups of related forms and presents some of the best examples of how contemporary artists are exploring, innovating, and celebrating those forms - this book showcases lidded pots used for storing and serving food, displaying flowers or fruit, and keeping clutter artfully contained.
In Jars, Vases, Boxes, and Baskets, you'll find 19 step-by-step projects that demonstrate the wide range of possibilities open to artists interested in exploring these forms using both handbuilding and wheel-throwing techniques. You'll learn how to dart and divide thrown forms to make vases, baskets, and jars alike. Plus, artists share invaluable tips like making both round and non-round canisters and boxes with lids that fit perfectly. Between the tips and inspiration, this book will help you increase your productivity and creativity in the studio.