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In this follow up to Playing with Form & Decoration Part 1, S.C. (Steven) Rolf shares his secrets to staying fresh and motivated in the studio by continually playing with form and decoration—this time focusing on lidded and pouring vessels. Lidded vessels are basically two forms in one—the jar and the lid. Getting those to work cohesively is a fun challenge for the potter. Steve Rolf embraces this challenge and uses it as an excuse to play around with form and decoration in his studio. In this video, Steve shares a few different approaches to lidded jars, as well as a pouring vessel with an attached spout.

Chapter 1 - Butter Dish
Chapter 2 - Lidded Jar
Chapter 3 - GarlicJar
Chapter 4 - Creamer
Bonus - Flange
Bonus - Studio Tour

Total runtime: Approximately 1 hour, 52 minutes

About the Author

S. C. Rolf

S.C. Rolf lives and works as a studio potter in River Falls, Wisconsin, creating one-of-a-kind functional pots. He holds an MFA from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University in Alfred, New York, a BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute, and a BS in Broad Area Arts from the University of Wisconsin, at River Falls. S. C. Rolf exhibits his work throughout the United States and has received a number of national awards. He also lectures and teaches workshops throughout the country. His work resides in noted private, national, and international museum collections, as well as numerous kitchen cupboards. To learn more and see more images of his work, please visit

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