Thursday, May 28, 2009

Trimming a Tree Bowl


Here's a quick little video I did of me trimming one of my tree bowls. I use a Dolan trim tool, and I find the best results are with clay that has dried substantially beyond leather-hard, a term potters use to describe clay that has dried to a point where the sheen on the clay begins to lessen and the piece can be carefully handled without distorting.

I've got six of these bowls made, six pounds each. I will bisque fire them, glaze the inside and give the outside a wash of red iron before firing to a final temperature of around 2,200 degrees F.

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