Tuesday, September 8, 2009

First Pot with New Stamp

I took some time during a busy day of packaging and mailing pots, cutting insulating refractory brick (see below), blogging and taking care of customers to throw a couple of pots. This one is the first pot I threw for my new wood-fired kiln (additional brick are arriving Thursday). I threw half a bag of Star White, a clay body using local clay, made in Star, NC (Starworks Ceramics). My youngest son, Levi, created the stamp just a few weeks ago. The finished pot, below, is swelled out from the inside after stamping.

I've got these oddly shaped insulating brick. Their length is correct, so I created a form to hold the size of a normal brick and cut the rest off.

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