I've been working on some "big" pots last night and today. I save these pots for when I teach the sectional/coil & throw methods to my advanced students. The two on the right that look finished are sectional pieces, the back two are pieces that have had a coil added to them. For reference the tall jugs there are about 16" and made from 12# of clay. All of these were made on my kickwheel...there was no way I could handle that much clay on my treadle wheel.
I finished up these butter dishes today as well. I really like these. I tend to stay away from what I call "use specific" pieces, meaning pieces that really only have one specific function. A lot of these types of items tend to be novelty items(french butter dishes, chicken bakers, etc.) and I've found that a lot of the time when people buy them they are buying the novelty and not the pot. Anyways, I don't mean to sound elitist, it's just my personal take on things. So yeah, butter dishes, pretty cool.
Monday, October 12, 2009
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Great forms as usual.
Brandon: Nice forms! I think that this is the inspiration that I need to start some "bigish" pots.
This has nothing to do with this post. I believe that you mentioned somewhere, that you bought some fines bonded SiC shelves. Are you satisfied with them? I need some new shelves..it's a lot of money, so any feedback would be great.
craig- yeah i got the fines bonded from larkin furnace about 6 years ago. they've been through 30+ salt firings and 15 wood/salt firings and i've never flipped them and never had a cracked shelf. mine have the relief cuts which i was told is the reason they don't warp or crack. i have heard of some folks on clayart that have had problems with them but mine have held up longer than i ever expected them to. they are a little absorbant and melted ash can be a b**ch to grind but still worth it i think. i just bought a bunch for the university for the gas kiln but haven't used them yet. $45 if you buy 20 or more, pretty good deal.
Brandon: Thanks for the input! Larkin seems to have the best deal going,that I can find. I'm thinking of getting the 24x24 shelves. They quoted $95 if you get 20, plus free crating. I'm using some 24x36's that I got from Kohler about 20 years ago..it's about time.
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