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Throwing a plate.

April 24, 2012

Now that I have discovered the slide show function, I’ll show you how a pet portrait plate is made.  (I have some photos of me painting a pet portrait so you can see how the layers of color are built up, however that will be the subject of my next post.)  Here I’m using an earthenware clay that comes from a brick factory here in Nova Scotia and is dug directly out of the pit.  I am so spoiled because it is such a fabulous clay to work with on the wheel.  In order to have consistency in the size of the plates, I weigh the balls out, here I’m using a 5 lb. ball which will give me a 12″ diam. plate.

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