The Art of the Lid

Presented by Daniel Vito
Traditional design, beautiful forms

Lidded vessels are a staple of the potter’s repertoire. Lids add visual complexity, interest, and another surface to decorate .

Before plastic and glass were were commercially available (70 and 200 years ago respectively), pottery was the only choice for clean, dry, safe storage. Humans have been designing and making lidded containers for food storage and preservation for over 10,000 years. If you are not making lidded vessels, you are missing out on a big part of the pottery experience. 

 This workshop will explore different types of lids, lid aesthetics, and technical considerations. There will be an opportunity for hands-on practice.

There will be hands-on time to practice making several types of lids.

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