Friday, 11 May 2012

getting bigger!

The Big Pot grew by another couple of inches just now.....


I'm not sure that it might be going out a little too much.  That wont be difficult to change, just a little cut and shut!   

The next question is how tall.   I think possibly a hand-span taller, then add the "roof" which will be slab built.   I could do a slate roof, but that would start to get complicated....the next one, perhaps?
I've wrapped the base so that it doesn't get too dry to cut and model/carve, and the top inch to keep that damp ready to add more coils.

 That can sit nicely for a day, as tomorrow we might be working on the salt kiln to get it ready for the next firing.

6 comments:

Zhoen said...

I am in awe.

Bella said...

Very impressive. Is there just a small part of you wondering whether to just keep going? (Mine would have collapsed by now).

P.S. I am glad to hear you carpenter has no broken bones, even if he is a lot of pain. I hope he feels better soon.

Cro Magnon said...

Me too.

Relax Max said...

I don't know anything about pottery but I know what I like. And I like your little cooling tower. what's the next step? - do you paint it?

yeractual said...

Amazing. I'm with Zhoen on this one. Lord knows how you do it! Will be interesting to see the finished item. Hope the waether's improved for you. Maybe you'll get out onto the garden this weekend.

gz said...

Hi, Relax Max!