Thursday, September 24, 2009

Testing Shapes

I'm still in the process of checking out the Potterycrafts Special salt clay - this shape is tricky to throw with most clays [unless you make it really thick,or in 2 pieces] because of the long narrow neck and steeply angled shoulder,but the clay seemed quite happy to perform. Apart from the technical aspect,it's a shape that looks good with flowers. If I were glazing it by dipping,as I usually do,it would present some challenges,since there's no base/foot to hold during dipping,but with brushed slips and salt firing,there's no problem - an example of fitting the shape to the firing technique...


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