Saturday, June 18, 2011

finishing the pitcher

centering (a)

throwing down (b)
collaring in (c)

throwing up (d)

 --continuing from the previous blog post:  once the collar/ring is centered (a), and well joined to the base form, I can begin to throw it into an integrated pitcher form.  First I throw the clay down to further join the top ring with the bottom form (b). Then I choke it inward (c), and lift it up (d), (e), leaving a thicker rim at the tip which will be used to pull out the pouring lip. After that, if there is any unevenness to the top edge, I cut it off with a needle tool while the wheel is still turning (f). 
cutting off the uneven top (f)