The first pottery forms were bowls and they
served the functional and ritual
needs of daily life. The
human connection with this form is unbroken since
in the functional requirement of the open form is space and
surface: infinite space to manipulate and surface to decorate.
There is a constant interchange of function and spirit:
one constantly giving way to the other.
Bowls are also tactile.
Bowls feel good because they are in scale with human
anatomy: a large bowl fits the arc of the arm; small bowl in the
palm of your hand.