Tuesday, April 19, 2016

When pots go wrong (and we have to start all over again)

One of the hazards making handmade wheel thrown pottery is that occasionally the clay ends up being too thin in some places, requiring one to re-throw the piece. Here we have the bottom of a wheel thrown urn being too thin.

And this is just one of the reasons why handmade wheel thrown pottery takes so long to make. (It is a six stage process, requiring several days, even under the best of conditions, between the stages.)

The bottom of this wheel thrown urn was too thin.

Really, really too thin.

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