Throwing Practice Summer 2019

Here I’m getting my sea legs back… I haven’t really thrown properly in over two years because my jigger jolly production project has taken precedent. Fiona and I have an exhibition next month, and I wanted to have some hand thrown pots for it. This is an example of the exercises I’ve been doing today, to get my skill set polished, and to see what this clay body is capable of. It is 160g of the same porcelain/stoneware I’ve been jollying. The benefit of this particular body, is that it doesn’t shrink that much (9%). The problem throwing it is that it’s full of calcined China Clay and plasticizers, so it’s a bit of an animal unto it’s own.