I Can Do It!! A Large Handbuilt Bowl!!
After taking Helen Charles Workshop last month (Click here to see that post), I decided it was time to try my hand at making one without her supervision!
I was so impressed with the large bowl that a complete pottery virgin made that I decided to see if I could make one too.
This was the drawing and measurements that I worked from. As you can see, I have trouble following a map!
I decided to extrude pieces rather than coil and flatten. This speeded up the process.
I tried using a smaller torch, but found that on a piece this large it is too small – not adequate at all.
I used a raku torch and propane canister to dry the pot as I built.
Here is the photographic record of my efforts.
Looking down into the inside of the bowl.
Covered in plastic. There was so much condensation that I had to remove it.
I placed it on a high shelf in the enclosed part of my studio for slow drying.
Now what to do with this large bowl? Popcorn, ice cream…planter…or object de art?
Pot big or go home!
And see what other potters are doing at Mud Colony.