Sunday, May 6, 2018

Little Boxes

I have been working on a series of little boxes thrown in one piece. The first ones I made are cooling in the kiln. These I finished up on Friday.


I decided to combine some slip trailing with the carving.


And one with just slip trailing. I haven't done much slip trailing in recent years, other then the occasional dots. I soon realized I am way out of practice! I sort of felt like I had old lady shaky hands.



While these were fun to make, I do think that throwing a jar and a lid separately is actually less time consuming. I will go back to that method on the next go around.


5 comments:

  1. How do you create the rim. I could make an angled cut but this seems to be a cut with a ridge around the top?

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    1. Debbie, I used the squared off end of a disposable chop stick. Just pushed it in with the wheel spinning. The walls were too thin on my first few attempts, which left a very thin gallery. Leaving the walls a little thicker also allowed me to push the chop stick in further.

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  2. Jars, one of my favorite items. I have one that Mark just made that I want, but just don't need. :)

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  3. Talk about shaky old lady art...it's such fun to develop skills only to have your body say, no, you better do something else! Take it from shaky old lady here!

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  4. you can make the gallery with the Knob'n'All boxes..just press in with a square stick...then when leather hard,cut a the right place.
    Thanks to the late Harry Horlock Stringer of Taggs Yard

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