I did...that's the nice thing about wet slabs...you can push them wherever you like. These pots were created from the plug beside them. The slabs give you a compressed, consistent wall thickness with minimal joints, but still very plastic.
I do sometime use a wet box, but not prior to assembly. There really isn't much to assemble. The slabs are used immediately after I roll them out. I'll use a wet box or garbage bag, depending on the size of the piece, to let the whole pots moisture homogenize, so it can dry more evenly. Large pots stay out for a few hours per day. That time is increased as the pot becomes firmer.Do you use a wet box to store the individual pieces in prior to assembly?
I just wanted to say that I really like what you are doing here. It seems to me that you are taking some pretty traditional pot forms/styles and adding what feels like some more contemporary/modern elements. Looking really good.I’m experimenting with a new form. I like flaring sides but shadows obscure the surface under the flare. I’m hoping this is a solution.
I just wanted to say that I really like what you are doing here. It seems to me that you are taking some pretty traditional pot forms/styles and adding what feels like some more contemporary/modern elements. Looking really good.
Also as a pottery student (currently learning the wheel), who is really curious about hand construction techniques, I greatly appreciate seeing how you are working with these molds/forms. Thank you for all of the documentation, it's great to see. Previously I had only seen video of Japanese potters using large plaster molds.[QUOTE/]
Thanks . Glad you are enjoying it. I’m hoping someone can add more to the technique. Design wise.... I’ve always wondered what bonsai pots would’ve looked like if they had gone through all of the European/American Art movemen
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