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Saturday, November 29, 2008
Spontaneous Cup Form
OK, here is a pot for consideration (video below). I am big on altering and have recently been playing around with pinching, folding, darting...not sure what to call it. I have done mugs and tumblers where I pinch the clay from the outside to reshape the pot. This time around I though I would try to pinch it from the inside. Due to the way the clay was stretched out, I needed to cut and rejoin the top in order to keep a good shape to the cup.
Once I had everything re-assembled I was very excited by this cup. I held onto it for a few weeks, because I was at a loss for glazing. I am curious to hear what you think about this cup and your ideas on how you would approach glazing. FYI, it has been glaze fired and I will do another post with the completed pot after hearing back from you all. Thanks!