Symmetry is soooo overrated

Heh, heh….. 🙂

Most potters own a wheel that is round and goes in a circle. No wonder pots keep coming off these wheels round and symmetrical! Thankfully I know someone who knows someone who has a brother that can make square wheels. Triangular ones too! And just look at what comes off these dissymmetrical potter’s wheels!

Extremely flat rectangular vases with my new handles.

Extremely flat rectangular vases with my new handles.

Square and triangular pitcher/pouring vessels.

Square and triangular pitcher/pouring vessels.

Square cruets with round necks and side handles. Getting my square wheel to make round shapes was almost impossible!

Square cruets with round necks and side handles. Getting my square wheel to make round shapes was almost impossible!

Couldn't resist taking these images before the slip went on. I so love the way that clay looks when it is fresh off a wheel. Especially fresh off a square wheel, I might add ;)

Couldn’t resist taking these images before the slip went on. I so love the way that clay looks when it is fresh off a wheel. Especially fresh off a square wheel, I might add 😉

Ooh là là!

Ooh là là!

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Thankfully the new handles work with these shapes. Glad I remembered to try them before they all had my old variations!

Thankfully the new handles work with these shapes. Glad I remembered to try them before they all had my old variations!

Symmetry is sooo overrated!

Symmetry is sooo overrated!

Peace all!

Happy potting!

Make beauty real!

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About Carter Gillies

I am an active potter and sometime pottery instructor who is fascinated by the philosophical side of making pots, teaching these skills, and issues of the artistic life in general. I seem to have a lot to say on this blog, but I don't insist that I'm right. I'm always trying to figure stuff out, and part of that involves admitting that I am almost always wrong in important ways. If you are up for it, please help me out by steering my thoughts in new and interesting directions. I always appreciate the challenge of learning what other people think.
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6 Responses to Symmetry is soooo overrated

  1. FutureRelicsGallery says:

    Nice, they look so soft and inviting.

  2. chantay says:

    I love the fat lips, hmm I mean rims on the vases and pots.
    -chantay

  3. Tom H. Johnson, Jr. says:

    O.K., O.K., O.K., O.K………………………………!

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