Building a wet slab bonsai pot

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I would replace “art” for “skill “. In another life I did boat building. The same techniques used for forming the compound curves in boats and half-models of boats were used here. Fusing this technique into ceramics was the “creative “ part. Given that, it doesn’t take a lot of skill to make a rectangular form. It does take some perseverance to smoothly encase that form with clay. I thank you for your kind words but I’m trying to remove the mystery and put it within the grasp of people who might like to try. In their efforts they may move the technique forward with new design. 4EB8B3E7-9555-46F5-8928-35D243AA1EDA.jpeg
 

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Maybe a bit of a thread bomb, but I've been a fan of this pot you made



and I think I just saw it in a Bjorn video with a tree in it.

Am I right or am I right??
Nice! I saw that but just (at the time) thought, "that's a dope lip".

That has been a Fave of mine too!

Sorce
 

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I used that same boat building technique for building carved wooden vessels. Instead of clay I used wood carving chips, the part you usually sweep off the floor. This was the genesis of using it for clay.
 

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Interesting ABC,

K also takes a block of clay and carves the shapes.
There is a Japanese book that shows how they do it.
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Anthony
It's actually known as "descriptive geometry". These days its very common in CAD for describing complex surfaces. I'm doing the low tech version with a pencil, compass and ruler.
 
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