Day 34: 100 Pots in 100 Days

Day 34: 100 Pots in 100 Days

Diary

This will be short today and added to at a later date as I am going out later. Here is the pot that I made. I turned the two tall pots from yesterday and have been pricing up and numbering the pots in the gallery. 

I am going to put them on the website with a new card that helps you see how big they are. 

Clever! 

I have had a couple of requests. One is for a pissed up pot – that is a cup that needs two handles because one might be tipsy. That was from a friend in Alvechurch Tommy Malloy

The next is from a friend in Langport who wants me to make little soap dishes which are sustainable and not throwable. I think I will have a go at that after the 100 pots!! I have some ideas. 

Research

Well my research today has all been about how to throw a taller pot and why I have been finding it difficult. So I found some links I will share below but top tips so far.

 

Don’t use too much water. If your fingers are dry use a wet sponge.

Use minimum amount of pulls

Dryer clay better as it will keep its shape more

You can build taller by adding coils and then throwing them

Pull from the bottom and you will need all your clay – but don’t take too much or it will collapse.

Use larger amounts of clay

 

I think that is enough for now. I am going off to throw a pot now which I will share on here but use on another day. 

Pot of the Day Process Gallery

Thrown

Clay type: White stoneware. Earthstone original

Turned and decorated

Decoration: No decoration - just very simple. I like the shape.

Biscuit Fired

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Glazed

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Slip: ?
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