Monday, July 19, 2010

Kari-style Basket Making

Cut two bottomless cylinders in half.

Lay flat on foam and cut curves along the bottoms.

Return to upright and cut edges perpendicular to tabletop.

Attach with a coil on each seam.

Invert and score bottom edge.

Attach to a slab.

Reinforce interior seam with a coil.
Invert and finish bottom exterior seam.
Pull handle.Attach.



  1. What a great demo, I still haven't gotten my foam. How do you get the coil to be so smooth? My hands always get in the way. I just put extra slip in my seams and call it done. If I lived closer I'd ask you to give me a handbuilding class to improve my skills, your work flows so beautifully.

  2. Damn that's clever! How'd you figure that out!

  3. Linda, I let the piece set up a bit and then smear some very soft clay into the seam.

    Tracey, I think once I got over the fear of cutting up a pot, I just sort of started experimenting. It's almost a compulsion now!

  4. Kari, I found by way to your great blog by way of Tracey's blog--and that we are fellow winners of her 'give-away' project! Love your 'baskets'--your work is very masterful looking. I also really like the handles that you pull with the thick ends on each end. Gotta work on that. Nice to meet you, I'll be dropping by from time to time. Gay