I was looking for something different to do with my bowl form...... I mean, a bowl is kind of a basic shape... more or less round or oval, shallow or deep. Then I came up with the idea of attaching small balls of clay to the seams and calling them buttons! It's surprising how such a small addition can give some "pop" to the regular bowl shape. So lately I've been happily adding buttons to all my bowls. Some are "innies" where I stamp a small round indent into the clay. Others are "outies" where I add the aforementioned ball of clay. Either way, they look pretty cute!
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Mims Ellis, Miriam Ellis, handbuilding potter