You might find it relatively easy to center a round, symmetrical form on the potter's wheel for trimming just by placing coils of clay around the rim of the pot. But once you start to throw and alter forms many of them don't end up symmetrical. When it comes time to trim a foot on plates that have been squared off, pitchers with spouts and three sided cups, centering for trimming can get a bit more complicated.
Kiln shelves are the supportive structure that we fire our work on and we rely on them for successful firings. There are many kiln shelf options available; depending on the type of firing you may be doing, there are also key features to consider when deciding which shelves suit you.
Oh, the power of beautiful things! Most of mine offer something of the human heart and the human hand that remind me of the mysterious and beautiful nature of creativity itself. I find joy in having these beautiful things in my life.
At Bailey Pottery Equipment, we sell a lot of pottery wheels and we know that researching the “best pottery wheel” can take a lot of time and energy. So here we are going to talk about the Bailey Pro 50R, a pottery wheel that has become a customer favorite for it’s functionality, dependability, and value.
Jim and I were excited when we received an invitation to the opening of the Alfred Ceramic Art Museum on October 28. About a hundred and fifty people gathered in this impressive newly opened building designed by the architecture firm Kallmann, McKinnell and Wood of Boston. Within the spacious, light-filled museum was a small portion of the University's enormous ceramic collection in a show called Core Sample.