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3 hours ago, Babs said:

A question Neil.

Why is your splash pan full of bits of clay?

Have you thrown a few already of have you a technique for big pot throwing which makes these knobs multiply:-)))

Do you add sausages?

Nah, I just don't clean my splash pan very often. That mess is from a lot of pots.

I work with cylinders rather than sausages/coils. For these I throw a 7# base slab with a 1" tall wall, then stack two 12.5# cylinders (all while wet) and pull and shape. After it stiffens up a little bit, I add another 12.5# cylinder to finish it off. So 45 pounds total.

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1 hour ago, neilestrick said:

7# base slab with a 1" tall wall, then stack two 12.5# cylinders (all while wet) and pull and shape. After it stiffens up a little bit, I add another 12.5# cylinder to finish it off. So 45 pounds total.

LOL! I thought I was doing pretty good now that I can get up to around 16 lbs...

2 bags of clay, that is heavy duty man.

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6 minutes ago, shawnhar said:

LOL! I thought I was doing pretty good now that I can get up to around 16 lbs...

2 bags of clay, that is heavy duty man.

They're fun to make, but my arms are killing me! 95% of what I make is under 5 pounds so this is rare. When I do these I center the 12 pound pieces in two parts- center half, add the other half, center all that. It's easier that way, and almost as fast. Saves my wrists a lot of strain. I could just muscle it all when I was younger, but now I try to work smarter when I can.

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Yeah, throwing this way will wear on you. I still open up large pieces with the pounding method, it takes less energy and makes a really well compressed base. Multiple section pots are tougher on one wheel as you are always shifting the bats. One of the many reasons I miss my old HS classroom! Even though it is quieter and easier to concentrate in the studio, I miss the kids.

 

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7 hours ago, neilestrick said:

Nah, I just don't clean my splash pan very often. That mess is from a lot of pots.

I work with cylinders rather than sausages/coils. For these I throw a 7# base slab with a 1" tall wall, then stack two 12.5# cylinders (all while wet) and pull and shape. After it stiffens up a little bit, I add another 12.5# cylinder to finish it off. So 45 pounds total.

 

 

 

As long as the wheel turns eh?

Love them!

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