Vol. 33, No. 2, "Revisiting Function"
By any historical standard, those who make functional pots in the twenty-first century do so under circumstances that are very different from those of our predecessors.
Title Page Image Vol. 33 No. 2, 2005, p. 70
The pots I make are useful pots: Dishes, things to serve and hold food. But holding food is not what makes them useful.
Dan's Jug, November 2002. Cone 12 wood-fired stoneware, shino glaze interior. H 11.5" by W 10". Photograph by VanZandenbergen.
My pots, while traditional, are also dynamic because they cannot help but contain what I bring to tradition. To these old and vigorous shapes I bring my family's creative spirit. Every day I spend at the wheel I bring this amalgam to the crucible of tradition.