Thursday, October 4, 2012

test bowl

 What's so "test" about this bowl?
 I never get the glaze exactly horizontal where one glaze meets the next.  A new(ish) potter asked me how to do that, and I said I am unsuccessful at it.  And I actually usually like that so it proves a human hand and eye made this.

No, the test being carried out on the bowl here is that it has a rolled lip.  It may well have some air inside the roll, and I expected it wouldn't stay together.  But it did.  And it feels really nice, being light to handle though it looks very sturdy.

Get your cereal ready to eat in this!

5 comments:

  1. All those tiny imperfections make it so unique! I love it Barbara.

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  2. So you know if an item is enclosed will it normally explode or crack if the air can't escape? I always wonder about that. I hand brush my glazes very carefully but I am sure they are not perfect. I have seen folks demo how they dip them but I could probably never get mine perfect either, shows it's handmade rather than machine I think that's better.

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    1. Yes, that was the expectation, but I'd seen someone on a blog who did it and didn't punch a hole to let air escape...so that was the test. Thanks for all your comments!

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  3. should be do you know, not so you know, typo

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