Wednesday, November 20, 2013

12 Inch Cylinder Club

A challenge was posted to the Ceramic Arts Daily forum a couple of months ago: to throw a 12 inch cylinder with 3 pounds of clay, in only 3 pulls. I finally found time to give it a shot, and here is the result:

This was actually my 4th attempt. The first try got up to 11.5". The second and third tries were complete failures because my clay was too wet. It just couldn't handle the aggressive pulling. So with stiffer clay I was finally able to do it. My second pull got me to 11 inches, so I knew I had it at that point. I used Standard 365 porcelain. Fun stuff.

1 comment:

  1. Very nice...

    You always make it look so easy.

    Thanks for admitting it wasn't your first try.