Chinese Puzzle

Bob Chapman’s turned version of a 13th-century Chinese jar is a real delight, but it remains to be seen if it will survive for as long as its pottery counterpart

Pottery is a great source of inspiration for a woodturner so when we were in London a little while ago, I took the opportunity to visit the V&A museum. The Japanese and Chinese pottery collections are always worth a look and I came across a 13th-century Chinese jar, which appealed to me. Unfortunately, the only camera I had with me was a rather old phone, but I took a couple of shots and hoped for the best.

Back home again, I used the computer to ‘cut out’ the jar from a pretty awful photograph, but it was good enough to give me a working drawing with correct proportions if not actual sizes.

Read the full article in The Woodworker August 2017

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