JEFF NIMEH

Cylinder Simplicity

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.

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