new vase design 8.23.2018

I’m testing out a new vase design, and when I test, I always make more than one test;)

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First I threw three cylinders on the pottery wheel.
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Then I threw ten spouts,  even though I needed only three. It’s a good idea to make more than I need, just to be sure I have the choice of just the right shape for each vase.
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Then I rolled out a slab and cut out three round tops.
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Using a plastic fork, I trimmed the top of the cylinders and the bottom of the spouts at a slight angle.
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Here are the vase pieces all lined up and ready to be put together. Cylinder, flat top, and spout.
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First I added the spout to the top.
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Then I combined the top with the cylinder, with an extra roll of clay added for better adhesion.
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Here are all three vases formed up. Now they get put under plastic for several days so the different pieces of clay get to know each other.
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Next step is trimming, to carve away the excess clay and refine the form.

These dried very slowly under plastic for a few weeks. They probably didn’t need that long to dry, but since I wasn’t using my home studio, it took longer to check on the drying status. I’ll post another pic of these after they survive the bisque and glaze firing.

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