thoughts and photos showing and talking about the work I do in my studio
Monday, June 6, 2011
channeling my inner Mick Casson
pitchers and large bowls
I've been working for the last 2 1/2 months on an order for a baptismal font and pitcher, so, as usual, am doing a variety of large bowls and pitchers. In the next several blogs, I'll show some of the ways of throwing larger pitchers--something I've learned from several potters over the years, but the images and instructions I remember and have tried, myself, most often come from a book I have that was written by Michael Casson, the English potter. It's called The Craft of the Potter, and has some very practical information. The pitcher whose pouring spout I'm finishing off, here, is one that is thrown in two parts, with the second part (a ring) being added after the first part has set up. When the pitchers are dry enough, I will pull their handles. More, anon.