Wednesday, February 16, 2011

The Beginning of a Bowl

Starting with one pound of clay.

Squeezing water onto spinning clay to moisten.

Beginning to center

Coning down


Starting the hole for the opening.


Almost there, ready to begin pulling.

After a few pulls.
Sorry there are no pulling photos. I have to have two hands to do it.

The finished shape.

Inverted on wheel at leather hard stage waiting to be recentered.

After recentering, the bowl is attached to the wheel with wet clay.

Beginning to form the foot ring.

After trimming.

Greenware waiting to dry before going into the kiln.

1 comment:

Jenny said...

Wow, the bowl is beautiful as is the whole process to becoming a bowl. Thank you for the step by step pictures.

I'm a new follower from Catholic Mothers Online. Please stop by and return the favor.