Friday, October 17, 2008

Empty Bowls

During the Puyallup Fair, all the potters do demos and get an opportunity to show their process. The customers in turn love to see what goes behind going a piece of pottery. It is a great way to show people the effort that goes behind every piece we potters make.

Most of the potters at the fair do demos making bowls for the empty bowl project. Some potters throw the bowls, other might trim them and others decorate them. It is a great collabrative project. You can find more information about the empty bowls project here.

This year there were some beautifully thrown and trimmed bowls, which I decorated. I decorated these with a black slip and spent a lot of time on each one of these. These were then glazed by Dianne Kimball who does beautiful pottery too. She choose some great colors for these bowls which really highlighted the decoration. Attached is a picture taken by her... I wish I could see them in person, but they are already sold. Glad to know the money from that sale will be feeding someone in need.


Graciela Testa Lynt said...

Beautiful bowls, Charan... and a Empty Bowls is a fantastic way to share w/ those less fortunate. I also contribute a dozen bowls to our local empty bowls project.

sheilabythebeach said...

Thank you for reminding me about the Empty Bowls project!
I wonder about the fair, do the potters all bring their own wheels or do you share one?


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