Sunday, December 19, 2010

Lidded Boxes at Boston Handmade Downtown Gallery

by Karen Mahoney of City by the Sea Ceramics

As someone who mostly makes mostly thrown work, I decided to switch it up a bit and make some hand-built boxes with the rope texture seen in most of my work. I sometimes forget how laborious hand-building can be.

My shapes cut from a slab of clay textured with rope

The lid upside down. The small lips are to make sure it doesn't slide around and fall off.

Creating the box sides.

After a lot of scraping and smoothing...voila! box!

Want to see the finished glazed boxes? Well then you simply MUST go to the Boston Handmade Downtown Gallery before it closes December 24 because that is the only way you will! Open Wednesdays-Sundays, 11-7, at 505 Washington St, Downtown Crossing, Boston, MA.

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