23 January 2009

Pouring Slip

I raw glaze and slip most of my pots, but rather than dip them I invert them over a series of containers set in a wide plastic pan. This is a typical group; it varies pot to pot. This allows me to pour everything which gives me more control of thickness and drips. This whole arrangement is sitting on a banding wheel so I can rotate it with ease.

Here's a planter perched upside down.

This 1 quart pitcher has been my #1 glazing tool for more than 20 years and I've never found another.

I was holding the camera left handed while I poured with my right.


Patricia Griffin Ceramics said...

Wow, I can barely walk and chew gum at the same time and there you are taking a picture of yourself pouring slip. Great!

Joe and Christy said...

That looks good Dan. Nice and tidy. I always make a huge mess when I have to slip/glaze items to big to dip.