Friday, June 11, 2010

Slipping without Falling

Okay - I learned one of the coolest techniques today in pottery. It was a unique way to apply slip. I can't wait until the pieces are fired.
I also learned how to center the ENTIRE clay body. This means coning it up high and bringing it down and coning it up high, again. Some potters don't worry too much about centering exactly. They say you can do it while you are working on the piece. If you learn to center the entire piece, you reduce time with creating your form and trimming. It makes sense.
Next, I continued learning to throw cylinders and improving my bowls.
I am exhausted. This was another 5 hours and my brain is spinning with information.

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