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Monday, October 1, 2012

whacked pot....


(teapot by me)
How do you describe this?  I doodled an idea as I fell asleep last week--a leaning teapot with swirly designs....only, how to do it?  You sort of grab the wet piece and push it over...and whack it into shape...then for the swirly?  I did some tests...they all look good! The only problem is figuring out how to make other whacked pieces and shapes...more to experiment :)
Happy Monday!


8 comments:

Lori Buff said...

Many potters will use darting to make the lean happen. You could try that also.

Silvia Wilson said...

I think you've got a good technique there. I wouldn't go the Leaning Tower of Pisa route; gives folks vertigo. ;-)

Barbara Rogers said...

Such a sweet teapot...glad you're getting off center...I never know where you'll go next, Gary!

Hilary said...

That's really cute and creative.

Michèle Hastings said...

they are dancing!

Reverend Awesome said...

You're so clever. Really really cool. You're always coming up with something new.

bartster said...

the tea pots seem joyous and whimsical. I echo the Reverend Awesome's comment...the creativity just keeps churning!

Karen (formerly kcinnova) said...

Quite Suessical!

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I am a part-time pottery instructor at Cornell University Pot Shop and a full-time studio potter and sculptor, married to superhawt Missus Tastycake.