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Day 70: 100 Pots in 100 Days


Personally I have these steps really useful so far:

  • Not to throw using too much water
  • Wedge until the clay is a little stiffer if too wet
  • Throw with enough clay
  • Try pulling up with fewer pulls

So today my focus was on throwing a taller cylinder. I only had the morning and I threw two. The first ending in collapse. I tried using my palm rather than my knuckle and fingers. Crash and burn is all I have to say. It was a brilliant pot too. The little one left is quite cute but it would have been at least 6foot – honest. You will have to wait until Day 88 to see that amazing video. The 2nd was better and I reached the giddy heights of 13cm. It was 15 cm before I pulled it into a vase. 

I also turned the pots created two days ago. I thought I would show you them here as I think they are rather lovely. 


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Clay type: White stoneware Earthstone Origional

Turned and decorated

Decoration: Turned and use of turning tool to decorate whilst wheel

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