I was lucky enough to attend a fantastic workshop this weekend by Bill Van Gilder. I learned a lot and was entertained by his many stories. He demonstrated several techniques and gave everyone several tips. If you ever get a chance to take one of Bill's workshops I highly recommend it. I am anxious to try some of the many pots he demonstrated. I took several pics so hopefully I can remember how they were done. The beauty of some of his techniques is the simplicity of it. Here are some of my favorites that I am inspired to try.
|The squared then faceted mugs were my favorite.|
| It will take me a while to work up my nerve to cut into the rim of a perfectly good plate and risk loosing it.|
Lots of hand built handles.
|Thrown, streched and altered.|
|Slab built with a block of wood hump mold.|
Lastly, The simplest way to make feet for the bottom of pots...A Bisqued spring mold.