Thursday, January 14, 2016

Bottle vase.

This form is a joy to throw.
It took a while to get the proportion of the neck right, but it should be quite straight forward to the next ones. The only concern throwing these is the compression of all that clay to make such a small rim. Some issues with creasing? (not sure what the correct term is; if you've thrown this sort of form, you probably have an idea of what I'm suggesting. That gathering of clay, wanting to "crease"?), but I'm having less issues the more I make this form.
I've put my "potter's mark" on the outside of this vase, rather than my usual, stamping of the base. I like that it is prominent. Suggests some confidence in the shape I think.

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