Sunday, 6 February 2011

Work in Progress - February(2)

I love the look of these wet pots but they were absolutely horrible to throw! I have no nails left and my hands are raw! These were made from chunky black clay (black when fired)   I've decided to make a slip from this and try painting it onto a smoother clay - maybe a stoneware which is a lot nicer to throw and a quarter of the price!

This is the press mould bowl with the thrown pots joined on. they were slightly too dry when I got to join them so are not quite so 'squashed' as I would have liked. I carved the rim of the big dish back with a surform blade when it was quite dry and it has given it a lovely worn rounded edge 

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