One of my favorite forms is a basket. It isn’t often used in ceramics, but when it is, I am really drawn to it. So when I needed a break from producing for the holiday shows, I began working my own basket.
The one shown here is made of porcelain and fired in a wood-kiln with only a glaze inside. The flame and ash did the final decorating.
I really like this form. I love the shape, the color, the sense of movement, etc. But one thing I can’t get comfortable with is whether the handle is big enough, i.e., there is enough negative space to counter-balance the base.
You can be sure I will be making more of these, but I would like to know your thoughts on the handle and anything else that you works for you or doesn’t work for you.