Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Pot progression

Now now. Not that kind of pot!

This kind.....
These are a few of my trimmed pots. I was going for a stemless wine glass shape. I think that I succeeded in most cases. There were two that managed to dry out a bit to much to trim and they ended up in the waste bucket, but the other 20+ managed to survive. I still don't know what glazes we are going to have available. I hope that they are ones that shows the trimming lines that you can see on the two on the left.
Last week I spent the entire 3 hour class trimming. NOT my favorite part of the potting process, but I generally like the results. On reflection, the dislike of trimming probably comes from my lack of confidence. I feel that I might trim through the bottom of the pot, or that I will not trim enough off the bottom and leave it too thick and it may crack in the kiln.
Practice makes prefect and I seem to have very little time to practice.

7 comments:

Liz said...

Lookin good! I particularly like the one on the far left in the front row. Are you using cone 6 white stoneware? or some thing else?
I have some pretty good cone six recipes that would show off the throwing marks well

Julia said...

I'm very impressed with your pots.

Christine said...

They are all beautiful Jackie! Good luck with your glazing.

Liz said...

the feet are beautifully trimmed. I find that i am much more confident with the trimming when the tools are really sharp. It eliminates the pull and drag feel. I have less issue with trimming through the bottom as well, because I feel "done" faster when I have clean cuts each time.

DaviMack said...

Me, I'd go for a crackle glaze. They look like they might take it nicely, particularly as they'd fit the hand so well.

I was told that trimming was what saved you from getting your pottery too soggy, during the throw: you could trim off some of the excess or ridges, to make it smooth, so that you weren't fussing with it excessively.

Julia said...

Can't wait to see your beautiful pots fired.

Julia said...

I meant glazed and fired.