Posted 01 May 2012 - 12:27 PM
My ex, who is a modeller and works for a large ceramic company in our city hates the fact that I refuse footrings. There is lots of reasons. Glaze a piece completely, but the footring is clean, and the glaze does not stick to the shelve. A piece with a footring will wobble less (well, it is supposed to wobble less if the mold is a good one). Your piece will not scrape the table and damage it if have a footring. Well, i sand my work at bisque and after the glaze firing so it is smooth.
I just really hate footrings. I almost never glaze the outsides of my work, so I have no problems with glaze sticking to the shelves. And my clay slumps a bit in the kiln, so it lays flat (where I want it to lay flat!) AND, I really really hate the ring it forms inside a cup or bowl. I use 1 part molds for my plates, so i will have to manually fill that ring if my plates had a ring. And my plates will slump a bit in the centre, which I would not be happy with.
I am glad there is someone else who does not like it :-) Rules, what rules? hehehehe