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any resources on how to texture wheel thrown items?

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ive heard of texturing a slab, then throwing that, but its hard to visualize. and i would be afraid to stretch the image out.

 

i know i could also use stamps, but im afraid to throw the item out of shape.

 

any videos or resources i could check out?

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Miss Holly, a good video using sodium silicate and expanding it is Pottree with Randy Brodnax and Don Ellis. Great video. Also you can check out Steve Graber's "Steve Tool" which is available at most pottery supplys, or here is his link Steve's Tool. As for rubber stamps I have seen it done, but cannot remember where/who to refer you to. In the video Randy draws images before he expands the pot.

 

Hope it helps

 

Chad

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ive heard of texturing a slab, then throwing that, but its hard to visualize. and i would be afraid to stretch the image out.

 

i know i could also use stamps, but im afraid to throw the item out of shape.

 

any videos or resources i could check out?

 

 

Almost any technique you use with a slab could be used on a wheel thrown object the effect depending on the way you use the technique. Many have faceted a thick cylinder, then shaped that out by using a hand on the inside. I have done the same, but actually stamped the facets then shaped the form out-the textures become larger. Incising can be used, stamping, slip trailing, piercing and rejoining the possibilities are only hampered by imagination and lack of practice. You may find Hoppers Making Marks useful also.

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If you go to the top bar on the forum you will see Ceramic Arts Daily ... Click there and go visit the huge resource of videos that illustrate all kinds of pottery techniques. Check out the right hand side and you will see a link to Hand building techniques where you will find some decorating tutorials.

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If you go to the top bar on the forum you will see Ceramic Arts Daily ... Click there and go visit...

 

 

I've been meaning to say something about that... I've never been able to find a link from the forum pages to the main Ceramic Arts Daily site.

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Just like the items you "find" to texture your slab work, start looking for ones to use for thrown work. Anything you can press into a slab you can impress on the side of a thrown piece. I sometime whack a pot with a wooden meat tenderizer, or a slotted spoon... only your imagination limits you. After you investigate the "steve tool" (which I use a lot, btw) you'll discover that there are many items you can "find" to use in a similar manner. Eg, pie edge fluter, parts from kids toys, and many other round gear-like items with textures on their circumference. Just mount them in a handle (similar to how the steve tool works) and hold them lightly against the pot while it's spinning slowly on the wheel. Gary Beck showed me one of his favorites... sharpener gears from an old pencil sharpener. They look like helix's, but when you hold them against a turnign pot them make a nice slanted patterns...

 

 

 

one creates / / / / / / / / as it's pattern, the other makes the compliment \ \ \ \ \ .

 

Of course, you can also buy texture wheels from your ceramic supplier, too.

 

As others have said, there's lots of ideas on YouTube.... eg, some of the "chattering" decoration videos ("hsinchuen" has a number of them... I particularly like this one . He has others, one of which shows how to make a chattering tool from a hacksaw blade).

 

Enjoy the journey!

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If you go to the top bar on the forum you will see Ceramic Arts Daily ... Click there and go visit...

 

 

I've been meaning to say something about that... I've never been able to find a link from the forum pages to the main Ceramic Arts Daily site.

 

 

Carl... Do you not get this (photo below) header on the top of your browser page? IF so the link is circled (green)... if not...

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Hi,

 

We love to work with surface texture and put together this tutorial in the link below for wheel thrown tricks covering,chattering, slip, rope, gears and other unique ideas.

 

http://lakesidepotte...ture-tricks.htm

 

Good luck and let us know how it workout for you.

 

Patty and Morty

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phill, cool little video!

 

i think i kinda get it now. just slap on some texture and slightly rethrow from the inside to straighten everything out.

 

whats the chamois for? is that just to straighten the rim?

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