THIS CORAL STARFISH JAR is waiting to be grabbed!! I just UPDATED THE ETSY SHOP soooo head on over (link is in the bio) and CHECK THEM OUT!! One of a kind pieces that will go fast 🥰 thank you for the support!
after 3 months of work and lots of trial and error, i’ve finally made the perfect erlenmeyers i’ve been dreaming of!! i cannot believe how stunning these came out, my only heartbreak is knowing i can’t make more till january 😭💕 i plan on giving some to professors and friends, but i have to keep one for myself... the question is, which one?
4 191 hours ago
TURQUOISE SEASHELL POT 🧜🏻♀️ I love this cute hand stamped, waxed, and dipped jar that will be on Etsy TONIGHT! Keep a look out and scroll through to see this jar’s many angles 🐠
These vagina dishes will be at the @luckygirlpopup TOMORROW! I’ll be there from 10-4 🙃🙃🙃
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Pulling and attaching handles is a very strange process if you’ve never seen it before. If you’re interested in how and why I do what’s shown, keep on reading.
The stumps you see at the beginning have many names, slugs or stubs is what we’d call them, they’re prepulled thicker lengths that are attached to the mug and further worked. When lining them up at the beginning I really don’t mind if they touch, or overlap, as ideally I don’t want these to dry out much overtime otherwise they become harder to pull. If I have tons of handles to do I’ll cover these slugs with plastic and keep them sprayed with water.
I score and slip the mug and firmly push the clay against it with my fingers placed inside opposite it so the pressure doesn’t deform the pot. It’s really important that this connection is solid as it not only prevents cracks from occurring but ensures that when pulling later the handle doesn’t simply pull off.
Those keen eyed viewers might have noticed that I flatten out one end of the slug before attached it. It creates a flare that means I have clay to smear into the mug, creating a clean, smooth join. I use a bit of water to clean up the smudge marks before continuing the pulling. This pulling is done carefully. Too much pressure will snip the handle off so it’s best to use lots of water and to work fast, it’s all about quick, confident movements and just like throwing a pot and pulling ups the walls of clay, this step is mostly practice. It feels very strange, awkward almost when first starting out but it doesn’t take long to get a rough hand of it. Like I wrote about recently, it’s being able to do these fast that takes time, I’ve pulled tens of thousands over the past few years and really it was only towards the end of my apprenticeship that I really felt truly comfortable making these fast.
Once the handle is thinned out to the right length I take the end of it and the mug and bend it into placed, snipping off the excess, which I like to have, I always pull stubs that are thicker than I need just incase. I find it easier to work a larger mass of clay thinner and longer, as opposed to working with what might feel like too little. Thanks for reading.
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