Saturday, July 22, 2006

Pottery Day 4

I wanted to make containers to keep brushes and pens.
Valerie taught me a slab technique.
We rolled out the clay, cut rectangles and
rolled it around pipe tubing wrapped with newspaper.
The tubing is shown below behind my containers.

I pressed a piece of stone into the container on the left
to give it some texture, then smoothed it out a bit.
A cone or some dried plant thing
was used on the jar on the right.

This black tool was custom made for Valerie.
We used it to cut an angle on the edges of the slabs.
We scored the edge with a fork and
brushed wet goop on the scored areas.
This helps the two sides seal nicely.

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