Inspired by those gourds and squash that I grew, year after year, in my garden, Steve created the FAVORITE BOWL. The design also grew out of Steve's interest in natural forms which he "documents" by making handmade molds of these forms. A few of the molds, because of their unique shape, are set aside for FAVORITE BOWLS.
To make a bowl, Steve begins by pushing clay into one of the designated molds. He determines the bowl's height, texture, and undulating top edge. Steve may apply porcelain inlay on the bowl's exterior (an influence dating back to the potter's printmaking days at Chicago's Art Institute). The next steps will be bisquing, glazing, reduction firing, and cooling, but that's another newsletter.