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Throwing text ... ?
Step one wedge the clay into a ball for ten minutes to release the air bubbles. Step two place the clay in the centre of the wheel. Step three centre the clay. Step four using the bottom of your palm begin to raise the clay until the size of the base of the form is the suitable size, keeping the form central throughout. Step five using your thumbs press down in the centre of the form, supporting...
Now that i’ve completed the slip cast pots (a reflection of mass production) i need to start throwing, focusing just on throwing for 2 weeks to achieve my best replica of my chosen form. Throwing being a reflection of the handmade. Within the degree show the thrown pot will be lost within a sea of mass produced casts but up close the uniqueness will show and the text (process) will be...
Ceramic transfer text ...
Step one filter the slip through a sieve into three jugs. Step two using a slightly damp sponge, wipe the insides of the sections of the mould. Step three connect the four sections of the mould together, using elastic cord to keep them in place. Step four pour in the three jugs of slip one after the other without pausing in between. Step five leave the slip in the mould for one hour. Step six pour...
uh oh ...
… the slip is running out and i don’t have near enough casts … studio’s closed for easter is killing my work! i think i need a rethink!
Overalls back on and clocked in ... easter in the...