Here is the base piece. The bottom up to the wide point was thrown in one piece and above that is a coil that I attached and threw yesterday.
The "coil," thrown on the wheel, it is thrown upside down and flipped onto the piece. This is about 5# which was too much but that's ok. Notice the flange on the rim, that will sit over the rim on the base to help make a better joint. Leave it attached to the bat.
The coil set on the piece and then cut off with a needle tool.
With the bat removed.
Smooth in the joint and start pulling.
If I wanted to make a vase it would start looking like this, I wanted a covered jar and had too much clay so I cut some of this off.
Thanks for showing us this. That's a very neat way of doing things - I like the joining stuff together way of doing it - much simpler than the other technique of joining the actual unthrown coil on the rim and then pulling that up, I think. Your way means you're always throwing flared pieces, which is always easier to do - adding a coil, joining it securely and then throwing it inwards is the bit I found most difficult, using the other technique, as the pot and coil always wanted to go outwards.
Nice form. Do you cut a foot?
no trimming on these guys. they're finished as soon a i cut them off. on wide forms i might leave some thickness in the wall towards the bottom to support the shape and then trim that away but no feet.
Great form. Looking forward to a video. Thanks for sharing.
Brilliant stuff, Brandon. Thanks for posting the sequence. I'd been thinking of some big things over the winter, maybe six or eight to a firing. This will be a big help. Love to see the video, too, when you get around to making it.
very cool , i've not see it done this way , like the extra deco coil too...
Great craftsmanship and skill. Beautiful form.
I have just posted Link to your post at an Israeli pottery forum. You can see it at. http://potters.co.i/node/484
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