When we left, we were talking about templates & composite parts of pots… here is a look at the templates I am using in the studio just now.
They’re made of mounting board which is sturdy and allows for many pots to be cut to size before the edges and corners start to deteriorate. Someday soon I will transfer these mounting board templates to tar paper which lasts indefinitely, but for now, this is an excellent template material.
So, once we have our shapes cut out they are then manipulated in various ways with my hands or forming over a bisque mold made of clay.
Here is a speedy video of a mug being formed after resting for a few hours in partial plastic covering… partial because I need the feet to set up so they can support the mug without collapsing as the wet walls are being pushed out.
Have a look…
So there you have it, a whirlwind tour of the process of working with soft slabs. If you have any questions, let me know and I’ll do my best to answer them.
Until later, alligator.