Friday, September 18, 2009

Small Bowls

These bowls are about 5-6 cms wide, so about right for dipping bowls, but at the moment they're looking pretty in my studio filled with matching brooches-in-waiting. I bought some tea light candles, I'd love to see how they'd look scattered along a table with a candle burning in each one.

An interesting point about cultural assumptions- in western countries we generally think of a "set" of bowls as being 4-6 identical bowls. In Japan, a standard set is five pieces, and they may be pieces that have the same form but a different glaze on each one. This appeals to me, as a compulsive experimenter. It's fun seeing how the glaze subtley changes the character of each bowl.

1 comment:

  1. just the thing for SMALLpieces.
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