Friday, February 13, 2015

Large Platters

Today's Advanced Wheel class was focused on making Large Platters. We talked about the multiple ways to get a big piece of clay into a flat pad - ready to become a platter or xl plate. 

Challenges were.....

  • getting the pad really compressed
  • keeping the wall thick enough so the rim doesn't end up paper thin
  • knowing when to stop

This was the demo piece that I did.  Started as an 10 lb ball of clay and is now a very big platter. The inside has been painted and carved to add some decoration to this big piece. It will now sit and dry out a bit- get the bottom trimmed up and then left to dry completely. 

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