Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Another Big Jar
I am really diggin' these new big jars, and I really like this last one. I think that the shape is the most successful, and much more elegant than the previous ones. They are evolving from jars into more of a vase form, but that's ok with me. This one was a little over 13" high when I threw it. I need a bigger scale--mine maxes out at 7 lbs. so I'm estimating this one at somewhere between 8-10 lbs.
I've been trying to focus on details a little more, so when I trimmed the bottom, I made it bevel up a bit to raise it off of the table--I also mimicked the split rim on the foot as well. By the way, trimming a 13" tall piece with a fragile split rim is rather difficult. I put it on my foam bat and supported it with my left hand at the base while I trimmed with my right. I was surprised that it actually worked better to trim fairly fast--but you have to be super careful not to gouge, because the piece will rock back and forth very easily. Very light pressure and a sharp trimming tool worked pretty well.