Monday, May 12, 2008

Raising the Connection to the Past

The skills required to raise a simple bowl are not complicated and require patience and practice to create a shape that is pleasing. Each time I raise a bowl I experience a feeling of accomplishment that connects me to those craftsmen and women who preceeded me. These were the same skills used by colonial smiths and the tools I use are much like what they would have used. The bowl I create will have as much utility 200 years from now as it does today.

This bowl was one of a few created for a show on Modernism held at Armory Park in 2003.

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