SO, we have talked here in the last two weeks, as you know, about the cake stand the wife wanted, and it was the first I had made, in 2 parts, base and plate. It is small, on top here, and you will also remember it had a glorious chocolate cake on it for Thanksgiving (we are still eating that cake....). ANYWAY, cake stands like to crack at every point in the making and firing. Here are 2 more more that I made, bigger than the first, which I made in one piece. My experience: making them in one piece is very easy, but I will be honest: 2 of four cracked in the firing, GRRRR! Pisses you off. I think that for me, making them in one step might be easy, but making them in 2 pieces and attaching them is stronger and less likely to crack. I think that it is easier for me to control the drying vs. wet bits that way.
(3 cake stands by Gary Rith)
Gary's Third Pottery Blog
When the going gets tough, dragons gonna get going....
WRITE TO ME! firstname.lastname@example.org Come see me! Open studio HERE! November 25-26 (11-4 each day); Aurora Art and Design, daily until 12/24; Cooperstown Art Assoc. daily until 12/24; Ellis Hollow Community Fair, 12/10; December 10, Little Red Wagon at the Space at Greenstar. All material on this blog unless stated otherwise is copyright Gary Edward Rith 2016
Thursday, December 1, 2011
Subscribe to: Post Comments (Atom)
Me and Missus Tastycakes
ME, the TV interview :)
my etsy gallery
- ► 2016 (324)
- ► 2015 (358)
- ► 2014 (361)
- ► 2013 (366)
- ► 2012 (416)
- thinking of new year's resolutions is hard when yo...
- I am not a neatnik....
- couldn't get to sleep last night....because....
- Introducing Rumpole and Winnie, or what were you d...
- hot stuff going on here......
- its like Christmas day...on Christmas day!
- 3:10 am--who is that on our roof??? Squirrels inva...
- 19 years married today and the most romantic gift ...
- giving it up for Bella: blood and Jingle Bells!
- zombie squirrels on crack.....
- of cats and creamers...
- "if you're not dead, you have more options"
- zebras YES, horses, maybe not.....
- gettin' Chrismassy :)
- my own PERSONAL STONEHENGE and hawt date with the ...
- Spike goes with Le Chapeau...
- probably the cutest thing you have ever seen in yo...
- comfort food for VEGANS and GLUTEN INTOLERANT
- le secrets!
- the aftermath....
- like I was saying.....
- come see me!
- the usual.....
- frog tea!
- giraffes and elephants!
- disgusting and despicable :)
- there be dragons!
- of orders and patterns....
- its my cat in a box!
- stack of cake stands....
- ▼ December (31)
- ► 2010 (616)
- Gary's third pottery blog
- I am a full-time studio potter, sculptor, and dog walker, married to superhawt Missus Tastycake.
I think you're right about the 2-piece working better. It's logical. That's very beautiful and impressive, by the way.
Sorry they broke, I've not had that amount of loss *knocking on wood*
they look so cool all stacked up like that! i do them in two pieces as well... never had a cracking problem, just the warping issue.
You got a cake stand on your cake stand on your cake stand. They are super pretty, Gary.
It's got to be incredibly frustrating to find half of your work damaged like that. I hope you figure out the process that works best for you. They're wonderful pieces.
Very nice Gary. I too hate when things crack on me. Pottery is always trial and error then correct error and try again. Not to mention the glazes, now that opens another pandora box.
Nothing wrong in making tnhem in parts and assembling them!!
High Rise Cakes!!!!
You've been busy!
My SIL was all excited to go to a pottery place for her birthday. She thought she'd get to try out a pottery wheel. Then she found out it's just one of those paint-the-finished-pieces places. Pffft. She wanted the REAL thing! Since you are too far away, we're going bowling instead.
Gary, can you kiln it upside down? Would this help with the cracking and such, since the round large part would be on the bottom?
I do bisque fire them upside down, yes
Post a Comment