Day 78: 100 Pots in 100 Days
Day 79

Day 78: 100 Pots in 100 Days

Diary

I have been potting today and it went remarkably well. I moved away from slip as I had clay I could just play with – I took the pots to the edge and was not scared to let them fail – I was avoiding housework! I reconstituted clay from the dregs in the wheel and had one piece of really good clay for the Pot of the day. The first pot (made with the dregs) went well. I did not video it so the next pot used the good slightly harder clay and ruined it. It was going so well – I was getting cocky. You know that ‘just one more bit to make it look perfect’ and the rim collapsed. I think I have saved it but I will look again tomorrow

I also started to turn 3 pots, the ones from yesterday with slip on them.  The first 3 went well and then the fourth, the one pictured here, I overturned it and the rim collapsed arrrggghhhh! What a plonker. 

Anyway a little news – today is day 3 of the hunger strike that my sister is on for climate change. If you get a chance and you are around in taunton please go up to Penny and support her 

Pot of the Day Process Gallery

Thrown

Clay type: White stoneware

Turned and decorated

Decoration: Simple decoration made with a tool. Also a hole in the bottom. It is going to be for a plant. I went through the base as it was too thin and then altered it.

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Alternative Pot Process Gallery

Thrown

Clay: white stoneware

Turned and Decorated

Decoration: Shape changed whilst wet. Incised decoration and printed shapes. y mum said it looks like a potty and a friend said something worse. I will let you decide.

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Win a pot from the 100 days

To enter the draw to win one of the 4 best pots, as chosen by Chris Jessop at SANHS, please donate using either Facebook, the donate box or directly to the office.

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