Slowly, slowly…

A few temporary glitches seem to have held things up a bit recently. However the new part for the kiln arrived yesterday and I finally managed to squeeze in a few hours cup throwing on Monday. It’s slow, but I think I’m making a small amount of progress. What I do find is that you can’t take your eye off the ball for a minute. Even when I do a bit of half decent throwing, then there’s the turning. Once the turning is done, there are the handles…

cups*206-06  cups06-06

I’m hoping to do some handle tests over the coming weeks – these are a bit thick, but hand-pulled – I’m aiming for something finer. I’d like to try some cut ones too and see which looks best. Also I’m trying out some sgraffito on the insides. I like the idea of sipping a cup of tea and discovering/hiding a pattern as you drink. Let’s see if I can get these ones to survive their glaze firing.

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9 thoughts on “Slowly, slowly…

    • Thanks Lau. I’m throwing fairly thin, but hoping to go thinner as my skill improves. The clay I’m using is a white porcelain stoneware (PF700). I’m testing out a few clays to see which I get on with best. Hope your degree show goes well.

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