My niece Kelly worked in my studio on Wednesday, and since the clay shipment hadn’t arrived, there wasn’t much clay left from the last shipment. It’s a good thing she wanted to work small scale, because it would have been easy to go through at least 25 lbs. in an hour or so.
Kelly wanted to make little dishes in which to put small jewelry items; I showed her how to throw from the hump to make several forms from one centered piece of clay.
After throwing several little dishes, she made a series of little finger-pinched 1″ slabs and pressed single word messages onto each. Being a regional manager, she thought it might be a cool idea to hand out these little ceramic messages to her managers.
She hasn’t decided yet how she’ll glaze them. To be continued…