500 Bowls: Contemporary Exploration of a Timeless Design
Edited: Suzanne Tourtillott
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Bowls, bowls, bowls, and more bowls - 500 of them to be exact. Just
when you thought you had seen every possible form of bowl, you turn the
page and there is another shape, texture, color, or technique. This book
is quite a collection of "eye candy" for the potter and should
give you a wealth of material to spark your creative juices.
There are a few examples of Raku bowls sprinkled throughout the book.
There are a couple examples of horsehair Raku shown on pages 41 and 244.
There are several examples of combining Raku with different resist
techniques. Peggy Peak has two plate/bowls (p.136 & p.226) that
include the use of resist to create animal shapes. The bowl by Lisa Davis
on page 163 shows the use of wax resist to create a pattern around the
walls of a bowl. Another of her bowls on p. 195 details leaving more of
the piece unglazed than glazed to produce a nice effect as well. There are
various other examples on pages 57, 65, 137, 194, 200, 209, 227, and 319.
Some of the artists include a small statement about the work or the
technique involved, but primarily the book is a "walk through a
museum" with examples of all kinds of work. Many of the pieces, I
feel, would work well with Raku.
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