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how would you put the design in? carve,stamp,slip trailing ? i am talking with a guy who wants a few in this style.. carving is not really up my alley but if i could make a template to follow i guess i could pull it off.. i like making textured pots but my style is very loose and free flowing..

 

pictures of the style- no names were involved with the pots. hats off and respect to the potter/s who made these..

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If your customer would go for a slab built rather than a thrown pot then the smaller patterns could be easily done with wood rollers like these: https://mkmpotterytools.com/product/rm-001-medium-handle-roller-square-spiral/ and https://mkmpotterytools.com/product/mrl-09-mini-roller-1-cm-right-slanted-lines/. The larger design could be drawn to get the spacing right then use a straight edge in one hand and a small loop tool in the other to carve them out. You can use the wood roulette wheels on thrown pots but they tend to distort the pot a bit, depending on the thickness of the walls and getting the timing right it might be doable. If you can still get one hand inside the pot to support the area getting stamped that would help.

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im going to throw a few practice pieces today... the roller and stamping is pretty easy , i have done them before.. its the spacing and application of the carve , ill have to figure that out.. if i cant do it to his satisfaction, then of course its not gonna happen..

Denice- i have to try before i simply decline, learning is what im here for.. thats what makes me be a better potter.. the carving is where im weak..

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6 minutes ago, Min said:

If your customer would go for a slab built rather than a thrown pot then the smaller patterns could be easily done with wood rollers like these: https://mkmpotterytools.com/product/rm-001-medium-handle-roller-square-spiral/ and https://mkmpotterytools.com/product/mrl-09-mini-roller-1-cm-right-slanted-lines/. The larger design could be drawn to get the spacing right then use a straight edge in one hand and a small loop tool in the other to carve them out. You can use the wood roulette wheels on thrown pots but they tend to distort the pot a bit, depending on the thickness of the walls and getting the timing right it might be doable. If you can still get one hand inside the pot to support the area getting stamped that would help.

Thanks Min, ill send him those links..  the pots he showed me were all thrown , im not really set up for slab work... im in the middle of redesigning my basement studio.. my largest table has to be moved and im putting up 2x4s to build a new drying area thats vertical.. i would love to have a nice slab roller though "dreaming out loud" ..

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