May 22, 2008

Blowout Redeemed

What does one do with a blown out piece of pottery? Patch the Holes? Abosolutely not! I just wedged up the clay and threw it back on the wheel.

The clay was a little stiffer and worked much better. This episode reminded me how the subtle difference clay hardness makes with different scale pots. This was 10 lbs. of clay and a little too soft, hence the torch. I covered lightly with plastic overnight, which 'evened' out the moisture in the pot, and rewedged the clay, using the wire to cut the clay as I wedged.

On another studio note...Here are a couple of lid treatments for a round jar. I know which one I like better, but let me know which is your pick.