Saturday, October 18, 2008

Hans Coper / Met Museum nyc

This is called a thistle pot, and the shape really is just like one. Very minimal iron oxide wash decoration. Coper is one of those fantastic potters whose work will just lasso you over from clear across a room to check it out. I've only been able to see his things in museums, and never yet had the chance to pick one up. They are incredibly elegant, and have the ability to seem sophisticated and "natural" at the same time.