Posts Tagged ‘compound pots.’

Rick’s photos

Wednesday, April 9th, 2008

Rick Gate has a new leica. He brought it by recently and shot a bunch of files of me making pots. I’ll share a few here.
throwing1.jpg
Joe the Potter happy at his kraft. Warming up here for the pottery olympics to be held in Tibet later this year.
throwing2.jpg
Local boy makes good with big balls of mud.
throwing3.jpg
The following series detail the making of a tall 10 lb cylinder from tow 5 lb cylinders.
throwing4.jpg
The phone rings a lot at my shop.
throwing5.jpg
Lining up the cylinders with breath tightly held in check.
throwing6.jpg
Carefully joining the two parts.
throwing7.jpg
Cutting the upper half away from the bat with a fettling knife.
throwing8.jpg
After the bat is removed extra clay can be trimmed away. If you hold your mouth just right this will work at home kids.
throwing9.jpg
A couple of pulls will make the joining of the two halves work better visually.
throwing10.jpg
The joint is now the weakest part of the pot so I pull out the “cheater” to stiffen it up and the #&*$! phone rings again.
throwing11.jpg
Be careful Daddy be careful!
throwing12.jpg
A row of finished pots.