A big big bowl

I made this with a mould by coiling. I wanted to continue the shape into a gourd but unfortunately it dried too quickly to do anything else with it.

Glazing it was difficult due to its size and my inexperience.

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The outside is a cream glaze, the inside is this glaze …

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You can see from the tile that depending on thickness the glaze varies from a copper to a blue.

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A new coil pot

I have an idea for this pot. I’m very inspired by Carol Long pottery so I’m hoping this will turn out as strikingly organic as her creations.

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Ha ha! I wish…

So I’ve got as far as this. I’ve a long way to go. Pun not intended 🙂

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I’ve done a lot more to this pot but I haven’t been updating my post.

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I flipped the base of the pot over so that I could build the feet. Rather than try to create equally similar feet I was inspired by Carol Long to do something completely different.

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As soon as the feet were dry and able to support the weight and flipped the pot back over to continue its build.

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After further drying I was able to cut away the original base to expose the hollow feet.

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The pot is growing considerably larger than I think I initially planned. It’s also drying quicker than planned, an issue caused by unforeseen delays in construction. It’s also developing a pronounced bottom…complete with cellulite.