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What is your favorite time of the process?

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#21 oldlady


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Posted 21 November 2012 - 06:05 PM

the best time for me is when it is ready to be carved. i throw very dry, no splash pan, so i cover the freshly made pot with a colored slip while it is still on the wheel. yes, there might be some trimming but i usually throw and trim at the same time so i can run the slip almost to the bottom without worring about trimming it off later. i leave the pot on the bat, not cutting it off, until it pops off on its own. just then it is ready to trim a foot and carve something through the cover of slip.

if any of you are familiar with charles counts' book "pottery workshop" from the 70s, you see what i mean.
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#22 Iforgot


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Posted 23 November 2012 - 06:57 PM

I like unloading the kiln or pit or saggar.
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#23 smastca


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Posted 24 November 2012 - 06:21 PM

Having just sold my first piece - perhaps the sale is now my favourite time. LOL.

Definitely the kiln opening after glazing.

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 09:27 AM

I loved it after i clean my studio and am ready to start a new project. P.S. i also hate glazing. Too bad i can't hire a glazing boy.

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