Wednesday, 8 February 2012
As Harry Redknapp would say " It's a game of two halves".
This large Pancheon had slumped overnight,
so to try and find out where I'm going wrong
I decided to cut it in half.
18lbs of clay
Much to my surprise it looked pretty good
but where you can see my finger prints
there is a slight crease in the clay, and that's where it slumped.
I turned 40 ramekins and then slipped them
I pour the slip in the pot, then pour it back in the jug then wipe off
the excess slip off the rim.
This is a time consuming job, so I thought I would pour the slip
into the next ramekin to save time.
This works OK if you can stay focused and don't get distracted.
So naturally I reverted back to pouring it into the jug.
This is the floor where I shake off the excess.
and here they are drying on the kiln as it cools down from
a glaze firing.
It's a nightmare trying to dry pots in the workshop
at the moment, I've had two Pancheons crack in the base this week alone.
I can't wait until the spring comes.
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