Thursday, April 30, 2009

A Close Look at Handling

I spent most of the day handling more than 30 mugs, and taking a few close-ups of different stages of the process. It's interesting how a close-up photo gives one a different perspective on one's work.

The bottom of a mug needs to be
cleaned up and smoothed over.

I use my thumb to do this.

The top of a mug, scored and slipped,
ready to receive a handle.

Fresh clay for a handle
attached to the top of the mug.

Finished handle
at the top of the mug.

I'm heading over to David Stuempfle's kiln at 6 p.m. to take over stoking for six hours or so.
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