Video of the Week: How to Make an Elegant Wheel-thrown and Handbuilt Serving Bowl


I’ve been making a lot of bowls lately, but I am feeling like I need to change things up with them. I am happy with the surface, now I just need to work on the form.

For some inspiration, I decided to revisit one of Martha Grover’s serving bowl projects in her video Creating Curves with Clay. Today, I thought I would share it on CAD because it is such a lovely piece. Perhaps it will help you take your bowls in a new direction. – Jennifer Harnetty, editor.

This clip was excerpted from Creating Curves with Clay, which is available in the Ceramic Arts Daily Shop!

Martha-Grover-finishedTo learn more about Martha Grover or to see more images of her work, please visit her website.

  • Carolyn C.

    A challenging new direction for me. Wish I lived closer than at the other end of the world. Nice work!

  • Virginia H.

    Enjoyed watchin this video, cannot wait to achieve such expertise!

  • noel l.

    Watching Martha work is even more fascinating than holding one of her pieces in my hands, and that’s saying a lot! The curves are what attracted me to her pieces to begin with. I cannot wait to see her at work in person at the conference in San Diego. Her expert craftsmanship is so fluid and elegant. It’s like the best Christmas ever when one of her pieces arrives from a gallery or from her studio. I am thrilled that she made a DVD!

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