For our next video contest, we thought it would be fun to ask our clever readers to submit videos showcasing the tools they’ve made or repurposed for a particular ceramics task. Read on, for more details!
One way to minimize your trimming agony is to throw your
pots with thinner bottoms, remove any excess
clay at the bottom in the throwing stage, and then cut the pot off the
wheel with a wiggle wire for some extra interest. Bill van Gilder
takes this one step further by giving the edges a nice finished look.
He does this in three different ways and, in today’s video clip, he
shares them. He also shares a great idea for attaching your pot to the
wheelhead for trimming.
Today I thought I would share this excerpt from Jerry Hornings DVD Making Pots on the Wheel. It’s a great little introduction to (or reminder of) the considerations that should go into footing pots. Watch the video!
Clay people are a clever lot. It never ceases to amaze me how many interesting and innovative tools and techniques ceramic artists come up with to make their processes more efficient or to achieve the end result for which they are aiming. And the great thing is, clay people are always willing to share their tips. Today, I’m sharing a couple of those with you here in the Daily.
Tool Talk: Robin Hopper’s Advice on the Best Tools for Carving, Cutting, Scratching, and Slashing Clay
Today, Robin Hopper draws from his many years of experience to give advice on the best carving and trimming tools for pottery and ceramic art.
Today, readers share more good ideas for using old credit cards in the ceramic studio, plus a host of other great ceramic tips!