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What aspect of clay work gives you the most pleasure?|May 21, 2013

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lorielle    1

What aspect of clay work gives you the most pleasure?

 

One of the reasons I love working with clay is because there are so many different facets to it. But if I had to pin it down to one area, it would be forming, be it throwing or hand-building. How about you?

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Pompots    4

Even when every step is very enjoyable opening the glaze firing kiln has always been the best part of the whole process for me. Kilnsmas day!

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Benzine    609

Doing the smoothing/ finishing on my leatherhard pieces. I love the leatherhard stage. Everything looks smooth and flowing. It's almost a shame to fire it.

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TJR    359

Try as I may, I can't think of anything I like about pottery.

 

Jim

 

 

Jim;

I'm with you. I ruined a couple of good grande pianos with the stuff.

TJR.

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Benzine    609

Try as I may, I can't think of anything I like about pottery.

 

Jim

 

 

Jim;

I'm with you. I ruined a couple of good grande pianos with the stuff.

TJR.

 

 

That's your own fault, for setting a full splash pan, on your piano.

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TJR    359

Try as I may, I can't think of anything I like about pottery.

 

Jim

 

 

Jim;

I'm with you. I ruined a couple of good grande pianos with the stuff.

TJR.

 

 

That's your own fault, for setting a full splash pan, on your piano.

 

How did you know? It was actually a festival of Majolica pots.

T.

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JBaymore    1,432

That I've been able to spend all of my adult life working with clay professionally.

 

best,

 

.......................john

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Idaho Potter    62

Mostly forming--whether pots or sculpture. Currently, I enjoy the sparring between Jim (Offcenter), TJR, and Benzine--they brighten my day.

 

 

Shirley

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Pres    896

What aspect of clay work gives you the most pleasure?

 

One of the reasons I love working with clay is because there are so many different facets to it. But if I had to pin it down to one area, it would be forming, be it throwing or hand-building. How about you?

 

 

For me it is the time after all of the planning, the actual creation of a new piece. I have a tendency to take quite a bit of time to figure out the form, make templates, maquettes, and then get to make the pot. I really like the point where things are together and I have the form and am smoothing it up. . . like so many of us here I really like the greenware with that rich damp sheen and color.

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Mossyrock    29

Mostly forming--whether pots or sculpture. Currently, I enjoy the sparring between Jim (Offcenter), TJR, and Benzine--they brighten my day.

 

 

Shirley

 

 

Ditto.....on the sparring! rolleyes.gif My least favorite part of pottery is dip glazing....and my favorites are forming and using texture and majolica glazing.

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AnnieM    1

I love to carve clay. I tend to use botanicals as inspiration. I love plants so carving, stamping and making forms that include at least the suggestion of a plant really turns my crank.

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