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Old 05-21-2011, 09:05 AM
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Some Flower Pots

Well, it looks like it's been 3 or 4 years since I was last on this board. I've made a couple kilns of stoneware and some flower pots since but haven't really been very making pottery. I decided to make some earthenware flower pots yesterday because I've been growing house plants at work. Here they are right off the wheel. I'll try to follow up with the rest of the process too.

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Old 05-23-2011, 08:52 AM
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Re: Some Flower Pots

I let the pots dry overnight and then put another bat on top of the pot and turn it over, carefully peeling off the original bat. I clean off the bat right away because it's a real pain if you let the clay dry.





After letting it dry for a hour or two I roll the bottom of the pot in a table and smooth the bottom off with my finger; I think it's important that even the bottom of the flower pot be clean and even, it reflects a real attention to detail on the part of the potter. Then I use a dull pencil to sign my name.

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Old 06-01-2011, 09:48 AM
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Re: Some Flower Pots

Those turned out really nice!!!
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Old 06-24-2011, 02:26 PM
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Re: Some Flower Pots

These are lovely - I like the way you finished the bottom. I tend to trim but from the beauty of these, I think I will reconsider!
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Old 06-27-2011, 08:56 AM
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Re: Some Flower Pots

Thanks! Yeah, I don't really like trimming, you have to pick up all those pieces and everything so if the pot doesn't need a foot I try to avoid it. I'll try to take a picture of the finished flower pots.
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Old 06-27-2011, 02:06 PM
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Re: Some Flower Pots

Ok, here's a couple of pictures of some of the flower pots. As you can see I haven't repotted the plants yet.





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Very nice.
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Re: Some Flower Pots

It makes me want to make some flower pots too. Thanks for sharing it.
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