2014 01 09 E (work in progress)


Small snail sculpture (2½″ × 3¼″ × ⅞″). Mid-fire white, brown and speckled clay, slip, glazes and steel wire. Wheel thrown and sculpted.

The base of this piece was accidentally broken a number of times, each time a new base had to be made. Unlike the first iterations of the base, the current base was carved out of a solid piece of leather-hard clay.

One of the experiments was to attach two pieces of metal wires before firing. This did not give a satisfactory result: The wires became brittle and just fell off.

Trimmed Handbuilt Glazed Slips & glazes Status Next step
2014/01/14 2014/02/25 Hara black slip, Doom and Gloom Grey, Crazed Yolk (top), Celadon, Tea Dust (bottom) Fired Repair feelers
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    Third attempt to make a snail form
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    First attempt to make a snail form
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    The shell as freshly thrown