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Making a Tray for a Non Round Form

Posted On June 6, 2014 1 Comment
Marty Fielding enjoys making nonround angular forms, but is a wheel thrower at heart. So, rather than building from the ground up with slabs, Marty makes the walls of his pieces on the wheel then cuts them up and assembles them to get the pots he wants. In today’s post, an excerpt from his DVD Hybrid Pottery: Throwing, Altering, Assembling, Marty shows how he makes cool trays for his diamond-shaped oil bottles. Jennifer Harnetty, editor.
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Hybrid Pottery: Throwing + Altering + Assembling

Posted On January 17, 2013 0 Comments

In this installment of the Ceramic Arts Daily Presents video series, Marty Fielding shares all the details of making his angular earthenware forms. Beginning most of his pots on the wheel, Marty explains how to effectively throw bottomless cylinders for altering. From there it is onto the table where Marty demonstrates how to combine wheel thrown cylinders with handbuilt parts to make a number of interesting forms such as a square box, an oil bottle, and a square teapot. In addition, he explains how to use insulating foam board to make slump molds for a serving dish and a trivet for the oil bottle. He rounds out the program with a demonstration of how he makes it all come together with terra sigillata, stain, wax and tape resists, and glaze.