functional pottery copyright 2013 Kelley Wilks

White on White Punch bowl with 10 cups and ladle by Kelley Wilks

I love coming up with an idea, putting it on paper and then working the clay until I get what I was looking for. I like holding to the body of a cup like in a tea bowl. When I was making the cups for the punch bowl, I didn’t want handles, so I had to come up with another way to store and present the cups with the bowl as a set. I designed this minimalistic form for the cups and mimicked it in the bowl. The shape allows the base of the cups to be the instrument to hang the cups on the rim of the bowl there by eliminating the need for handles and making them more sleek and unique.

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