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Thursday, January 21, 2010

Coiling day two

I finished up the coil pot I started yesterday. As with the other coil pots I have made, this one got a bit out of hand. they just seem to grow and grow. I have got to figure out how to have a shape in mind before I start instead of half way through!
I decided I didn't like where this one was going so I turned it upside down and added a rim to the bottom.
then I made a lid

added a piece of bamboo that was laying around in my studio and TA DA!
It weighs 7 lbs. finished. I cannot, no way, no how throw a 7 lb vase this tall.
this is a 3 lb vase I threw while coils dried. Now to burnish and add terra sig, day three tomorrow.
Oh and a certain someone in my house got a certain cup in the mail from a certain potter! I'll post more later about this, but let's just say Gerry was very surprised and happy with the package!

6 comments:

createniks said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Hollis Engley said...

That's going to be a lovely jar, Tracey. And a big 'un, too.

ang said...

lovely stuff trace!!

traceybroome@mindspring.com said...

Thanks ya'll. It is a big 'un Hollis but not an orb like I had planned:)
I may have exceeded the height limit for my raku kiln. I was planning for it to be sawdust fired, but I think my green raku glaze would be soooo great.

cindy shake said...

YOU GO GIRL!!! Did you decide to flip your jar AFTER reading Ang's Blog post?!!

Laura said...

sah-weet!!