Although a bowl is just an open-topped container, there is more to a bowl than just its function. An infinite variety of possible shapes, but far fewer really good ones. A turner’s work tends to evolve over time and I think this gives us clues. As well as exploring new ideas, they begin to see the faults of their early work. There are no rigid rules about bowl design. Such rules as there are, are made to be broken. The turner can make any shape they like, but after thousands of years of bowl making, it’s hard to come up with something completely new.
So, below are some unique designs – more or less practical but really beautiful and creative.
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