Monday, October 8, 2012

How to Make a Really Big Pot

first a disc is made for the base, then 2 large coils are smoothed on

start up the wheel to shape and thin out the walls

He makes his own clay from claybed sources in the surrounding mountains

Meet Giannis, Paliambela's traditional potter and the butane torch he uses to speed up this process for demonstrations

another coil, some more wheel turning

using a tool to help shape

potter as shaman

another coil makes a shoulder

finicky shaping

3 coils later we've reached the neck and rim

oh yeah, he's good.

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