This clip was excerpted from Simple Elegance: Slab Building & Glaze Color Exploration, which is available in the Ceramic Arts Daily Shop!
An Easy to Follow Ceramic Slab Project
For a couple of years now, I have been trying to make the switch from wheel throwing to handbuilding so I am always on the hunt for slab pottery ideas. Recently, I have been looking obsessively for ceramic platter ideas. I know how to make a platter on the pottery wheel, but with limited time in the studio, I really need to come up with a ceramic slab project that I can repeat again and again with less of a time commitment.
In today’s video clip, an excerpt from her video Simple Elegance: Slab Building & Glaze Color Exploration, Birdie Boone shares a plate-making technique in which she uses a simple oval template (but you could use any shape really) to make an elegant piece of slab pottery. - Jennifer Harnetty, editor.
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