Richard De Vore

Some 18,000 years ago, human beings began shaping vessels of clay, developing a rich vocabulary of forms: bottles, bowls, cups, flasks, jars, jugs, vases and many more. Despite this variety, nearly all of these vessels fall into two categories: an open, concave form (the bowl), or a vertical convex form (the vase). The primacy of this fundamental view of the vessel – inside versus outside – is surprisingly persistent even today.