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How Would An Imprinted Name Come Out Saggar'd?

08 January 2017 - 06:11 PM

Hi all,
I make custom urns with names impressed into them like the greenish bluish one shown. A woman wants an urn saggar'd like the one shown, and wants a name impressed. I have never done this before, and dont know if the name will come out a funky odd color and if where the name is imoressed will. Be a weak point, and perhaps crack in the saggar process?
Has anyone imprinted something into a saggar pot? Can it be done? If so, concerns?
I let her know I was not sure about this at all, but I'd check. Thanks!!
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Can Tall Teapots Like These Be Handbuilt? These Are Extruded

31 December 2016 - 06:07 PM

But i don't have an extruder. Am thinking of buying one, but don't know if I'd find enough to make to make it worth it.
BTW, I am not good at throwing and I'm finding handbuilding quite challenging, so extruding may help my pottery life.


How Do You Make These Lids?

28 December 2016 - 11:11 PM

HI all,
I'm trying to find out how you make these pointy lids? Both throwing them and handbuilding. And what if you want an inner rim to these, under the hood? to keep it on the spot? Thanks! (and yes, I did look it up!!)

Looking For How To Make Handbuilt Teapot

20 December 2016 - 02:22 PM

Hi all,

I have fallen in love with a certain look in handbuilt teapots - that tall, cylindrical, narrower teapot. Here's an example from Pinterest: 




Are there any tutorials out there to show how to do this? What's throwing me (haha!! I'm handbuilding!! Very bad pottery humor!!) is how to get the top on, with a hole for that neck that holds the lid. I assume you make it a closed form, then cut the hole, but the one on the right looks like the top of the pot (not the neck) slopes upward to the neck. How is that done??


I really like this type and would love some ideas. Thanks! 


I'm Trying To Figure Out The Best Way To Make Spoons

11 December 2016 - 01:37 PM

I dont really like the mold way. I'm looking to make small spoons, like coffee scoops.

Any ideas greatly appreciated !