You may or may not want to make these. If you want to pay off your house or buy a new car or put your kid thru collage these are just what to make-If they are below you then skip to the top ramen for dinner staving artist post.
Get your bats ready-I throw on small plaster ones on wareboards I carry out to the sun to dry like the old Japanese village throwing movies (ok some of you do not know about these films where whole villages make pottery- check them out)
The plaster dries out the bottoms so they release and dry very quickly.
The main thing is plenty of bats.
First get the softest pug of clay you can find or soften one up the softer the better.
This soft clay will make throwing them faster and easier.
Cut it into 48 pieces-It helps to have a wire with only one handle to pull thru the pug at the bottom (old timer trick) cut the pug down the middle center of the top to bottom- then each side once-then into thirds on the side-that equals 48 pieces-see photo
Next center one and before you spread it out cut a drip line and foot with wood tool-then lay it out sideways. These are no trimmers so get that foot right.
Stop wheel pull spout move on to next one
Carry out to sun and dry-I like to sponge the bottoms while still soft enough to work just as soon as they are firm enough to remove without distorting them.
When you get this down it will take less than 1 hour for itall.
Board or bat them up in piles of 4-5 high and bisque them
I hot dip wax them and production glaze them with tongs- (nextweek) we can cover that.
These will sell better at a low price point-if you ask to much no need to make this many.
I display them in piles on two higher pedestals so folks can find their special one.