Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Bud Vases

Here are a few pieces from my latest firing. Most of the shapes were inspired from Japanese’s sake bottles.

I used traditional Japanese’s method called throwing off the hump, were a large lump of clay is used to throw multiple pieces. Because you don't need to attach and center a lump of clay for each piece, it is a quick way to work.

As a throwing aid, I used a throwing stick. This is used as an extension of your hand enabling the potter to reach inside of smaller pieces where a hand would not fit.

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