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Ginny C

Member Since 02 Apr 2010
Offline Last Active Dec 24 2014 10:01 AM

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Good Shapes For Feet Added To Round-Bottomed Hand-Built Pots

25 October 2014 - 04:18 PM

For slab-built bowls draped over a round shape, with gently undulating sides, what kind of feet look best?

I know to use three feet, but I don't know how big or what shape to make the three feet needed to make it stable.

I'm just looking for some examples to inspire me! 


If the bowls look best with the feet not showing much, I suppose three small balls put relatively close together would be best, as long as the bowl isn't tippy.


Any advice?


Technique For Making Spirals With Thick Slip

21 October 2014 - 08:27 PM

I'm trying to use thick slip to get lovely big spirals inside a shallow bowl. I slather on lots of nice thick slip (from the same clay, flocculated), but I can't figure out what tool to use, how fast to have the wheel going, how fast and how firmly to draw the rib or whatever through it.   Should be simple!  Any suggestions?




Tearing Rims (On Purpose)

20 October 2014 - 05:02 PM

A few years ago I tore off clay around the rim of a bowl because the top part flopped and I wanted to save it. It turned out very nicely and several people bid on it in a silent auction.  I can't remember how I did it, i.e. how dry the clay was when I tore it off. Any suggestions?  

Here's a photo of the one I did two years ago:

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Flower Pot Suggestions

20 October 2014 - 04:54 PM

A friend wants a flower pot for indoors, with a hole or holes in the bottom and a saucer.  I think it should be tall enough so that it would be possible to just stick the plastic container the plant comes in down inside.  So I suppose the dimensions should be set for that, allowing of course for shrinkage.

But does anyone have suggestions for other size considerations? Anyone making these?

I don't want it to look "store bought" so I might alter it a bit...



Need To Make A Container That Looks Like A Loaf Of Bread For Donations

10 June 2014 - 11:59 AM

A church wants me to make a replacement for a ceramic donation box that broke. Once a month members are supposed to take food for the pantry, but people who forget are invited to drop a donation into a container on the table. The one they had (which I never saw) was made to look like a loaf of bread, with a slit in the top for donations and a hole in the bottom large enough for retrieving the money.


Any suggestions?  Could I use an unsliced loaf of actual bread as a form for hand building it?  Dry the bread out first?



Ginny Clark