Most of the forms I make in porcelain originate from a cylindrical shape on the potter's wheel. This applies to basically every vessel be it round or slender. The images in this week's post show two lidded containers (each about 6 inches in height), one a true cylinder, the other a slight manipulation of one. I find the process of creating a slender shaped vessel most difficult as there is little room to manipulate the form from its original cylindrical starting point. I believe the images below illustrate a couple positive examples of strong form resulting from a simple cylinder.