I know that, for me, there is definitely the idea of a container within my pod forms. After all, what are seeds, or eggs, or pods but containers for new life? While mine have not yet 'hatched,' revealing their contents, I do feel that there is something inside of them. perhaps that is what is most intriguing about them is guessing what they might contain.
At the same time, these vessels are a continuation of my functional work as they are a discussion of a container just like a bowl or a cup is, thus continuing the theme of functional ware, but in a less use oriented manner.
And , speaking of functional ware, I glazed the last of my bowls for the empty Bowl fund raiser yesterday and just need to get the kiln loaded and fired and they will be on their way to their new owners. I may not be able to do much for this organization, but it's nice to be able to help out by using my skills as a potter.
Enjoy your week!