Ceramic's basket produced by ceramic's strings.


For baskets made of strings or flat strings you need a plaster mould, which will have the inside shape of the basket and a draw-plate (manual or by oildynamic pressure). You put some clay into the cylinder and it will be pushed out through the holes at the bottom, taking their shape,
Then you prepare a clay foil, which will be the base, and you start putting the previously prepared strings one next to the other in order to obtain the pattern you wish
Once the plaiting has been completed it is necessary to add a feet, made of a small clay coil, and applied to the base. After this last operation wait until the piece has become harder and then remove it from the mould.
By means of this technique you can get many shapes with different interwoven patterns and many kinds of strings. This kind of working can be only handmade.