These elegant and pieced ceramics attracted me the minute I turned the page of my latest Craft Arts International magazine and saw the photos of Carina Ciscato's work. (The image above came from the Craft Arts link, and the beginning of the article is there too.)
Starting with the lid, she throws pot shapes with minimal markings, cuts the bodies and then fits them to make a new body before fitting on the lid. There are two films showing her technique. The first on the Joanna Bird website which shows the whole forming process without words. (Image above from here)
The second film is from Ceramic Review magazine with Ciscato explaining her technique.
I find the work stunningly beautiful - for me it represents visually what hours of hand stitching provide: calming meditative contemplation.