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Aug 19

Stencil Slab Pot

blue black slab pot┬áThis slab pot, as well as the other one, were great learning experiences. Mostly I learned that slab building is hard. It relies on the slabs being just the right amount of hardness, which is difficult to manage if you’re doing it at a studio you only visit once a week. Too soft, and the walls buckle. Too hard, and they crack. Drying them slowly also makes a difference, which means double-wrapping them in plastic. Doing pottery in an arid climate has its pitfalls.

I do love the glaze though. You can barely see the pattern I embossed into the slab (by laying a plastic stencil on top of it during the final roll) but there’s just enough to add interest.

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