Thickness as a design consideration

As a ceramics student and a novice woodturner, I naturally succumbed to the desire to make my work as thin as possible. Thinner bowls and cups are lighter and more pleasant to hold. They are also much harder to create. Making thin work became the goal of my craft and the criterion by which I measured my level of skill.

It was not until I had achieved that goal that I realized what a false idol it was. Continue reading