Day 33: 100 Pots in 100 Days
Day 33

Day 33: 100 Pots in 100 Days

Diary

The kiln went on again this evening, after we had taken out the previous firing (see pictures below). There were a couple of my pots from the first 35. These were pre 100 pots pots – I had spent three weeks learning to throw so that I was ready for the sponsored event. Once they are all fired I will add them to the gallery on the 100 pots page. 

 

I spent the day trying to throw tall pots. I have reached the giddy heights of 9.5 inches! I am going to keep these pots in metaphorical storage so that I can bring them into play if I am poorly or dad goes into hospital. At the start of this challenge  blogged the pots I threw on that day but I became very anxious that something might happen and I might fail. I got into the habit of throwing pots really late and almost missing blogging on that day. I now have several pots I can use and am beginning to feel more confident that I can carry off the challenge without incident.

I would love to be able to throw something the size of the 4 pint pitcher in the chart below (the table includes a link to the website). 

Finished Item
After Firing *

Clay’s weight
lbs./oz. ***

Height
inches 
**

Width
inches **

6 oz. coffee mug

10 oz.

3.0

3.0

8 oz. coffee mug

14 oz.

5.0

3.0

14 oz. beer mug

1 lb. 5 oz.

7.0

3.5

Saucer

13 oz.

1.0

5.5

Large dinner plate

4 lb.

1.25

11.5

Medium dinner plate

3 lb.

1.0

10.0

Side plate

2 lb. 3 oz.

1.0

8.0

Bread and butter plate

1 lb. 5 oz.

.75

6.5

Large bowl

5 lb. 12 oz.

6.0

12.0

10

Medium bowl

4 lb.

4.5

10.0

11

Small bowl

1 lb. 6 oz.

3.0

6.0

12

Large mixing bowl

4 lb.

4.5

10.0

13

4 quart casserole

5 lb. 12 oz.

8.0

12.0

14

2 quart casserole

4 lb.

4.5

8.5

15

1 quart casserole

2 lb. 3 oz.

4.0

6.5

16

cream pitcher

14 oz.

5.0

3.0

17

1 pint pitcher

1 lb. 8 oz.

6.5

4.0

18

4 pint pitcher

5 lb. 12 oz.

14.0

6.0

19

Large teapot

4 lb. 6 oz.

8.0

8.0

20

Medium teapot

3 lb. 6 oz.

6.0

6.0

21

Small teapot

2 lb. 3 oz.

4.5

5.0

22

1 liter wine decanter

4 lb. 6 oz.

12.0

6.0

23

Small wine decanter

2 lb. 11 oz.

8.0

5.0

24

Large storage jar

5 lb.

12.0

5.0

25

Medium storage jar

3 lb. 6 oz.

10.0

4.0

So today I threw two vases one 7.5 inches high and one 9.5 inches high with about 4lb of clay each. 

News

The garden has been mown and bushes tidied ready for 10 Parishes and Somerset Art Weeks. As well as firing we are carrying on making. Dad and I will need to continue to make pots during the day so you will be able to pop up and see us throwing. Dad is even thinking about moving the small wheel near the gallery if the weather is good. 

I am also going to try and include some of my cards designed using dads pottery engraving ideas – so if you want a Birthday card! 

Research

To be completed

Pot of the Day Process Gallery

Thrown

Clay type: Toasted Stoneware

Turned and decorated

Decoration: No decoration

Biscuit Fired

Kiln: ?
Programme: ?Temperature: ?
Duration: ?
Date: ?

Glazed

Oxide: ?
Slip: ?
Glaze: ?
Kiln: ?
Temperature: ?
Date: ?

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