Had a not so productive day at the studio. I wanted these to match the 6 cup set I had thrown the other day but they had other plans. The first one was too small in the foot but was okay with the width. I am aiming for a 4″ mouth which is supposed to shrink down to 3.5″. If that doesn’t happen bigger is better than too small. The future owners won’t like to have even smaller cups that had been picked out by them.
The second one I trimmed too much and it became lopsided. I took too much from the foot weakening the cup walls. When it came time to get the bat off the wheel head, one of the screws became stuck in the bat. I banged on the bat to loosen the screw when it became lopsided collapsing. My teacher was there to guide me through the process of saving the cup. It was a three step process which was nerve-wracking but I was successful. The wall ended up a lot thinner so I wasn’t able to get a 4″ flared mouth.
It will soon be at my etsy shop: http://etsy.com/shop/MelissaDawnWickham
Tomorrow will discuss trimming and my class making Beer Steins. Sunday I have a gas fired pottery class which I will post about Sunday evening. Melissa Dawn Wickham mdwpottery