Image by @tom_kemp_*****This is 'the pull' when the clay is squeezed thinner and pulled taller. It's the movement which wheel-based potters need to learn and the one I most wanted to learn. And it's so difficult on this scale: all of your body has to feel what's going on between the fingers of the outside hand and the fingers hidden inside. Everything must be braced and yet fluid, reacting to the changing thickness. The speed at which it's done depends on the speed of the wheel as the lubricated walls can only be touched briefly before they dry up. Too slow and the clay becomes soggy as it waits for you; too fast and you just gouge a helical groove without making it any taller. The clay at the bottom is being pressed on by 5kg so is always thicker than the unburdened clay at the top of the column but the aim of the pull is to distribute those 5kg more or less evenly throughout the shape. But that means squeezing hard at the bottom and gradually less as you move upwards. The torque on the bottom part is huge when your hands are near the top; to avoid distortions I adjust my hands to reduce that force. So much to calculate and yet to avoid thinking about if the whole movement is to achieve its purpose.--(I had to speed this video up by 50% to make it under a minute long)#keramikk#highfire#studiopottery#ceramicart#wheelthrown#handmadeceramics#clayart#stoneware#potsinaction#pottery#potterylove#ceramiclove#ceramique#wheelthrownpottery#ceramic
This little set is just a small teaser of all the goodies that can be seen February 16th through March 31st at Taylor Books in Charleston W.V.! It’s part of a collaborative show with @rosaliehaizlett called “Teapots and Time Capsules” #teatimewv! 🔺The show will showcase pieces inspired by our travels around the state of West Virginia and celebrate all our talented artist friends we met along the way.🔺This set was inspired by the cool and funky town of Wheeling! See where the inspiration came from by joining the reception February 16th at 5:30! 🔺Feel free to shoot me a message if you have any questions.
And the last stage of the mug glazing process! Once the inside has dried enough to be able to handle the mug, I hold it from the inside and dip the mug. This layer of glaze needs to be fairly thin so I only dip until the whole surface is submerged, then I remove the mug from the glaze. Slight differences in the timing can change the glaze greatly. That means that there is often differences between the mugs glazed with this combination. I don't mind that, as it means no 2 mugs are the same, so each individual can choose their favourite. .......#glaze#pottery#ceramics#glazing#video#artist#art#ceramicart#ilovemyjob#pottersofinstagram#maker#handmade#mug#studiopottery
While looking through images from this past year I ran into this lovely photo of our living room interior with one of my large textured vases. Love that summer light coming in the window. Photo by @jessica_sipe #jeremyayerspottery