David Hendley on thu 9 apr 98
Hey, thanks for all the responses, folks, both on and off
the list. Several good ideas to try.
I have, by the way, 'gone with the flow', and incorporated
the chattering pattern into the design of some pieces.
I once met a potter in Houston whose entire 'line' was
based on chattering. Painted slips with various patterns
of chattering removing bits of the slip. Nice.
If I have any brilliant revelations while trimming the
next thousand pots, I'll let you all know.
If you want to contact Phil Poburka, call or write:
1409 S. Commerce St.
Las Vegas, Nevada 89102
Just like his tools, his little catalog is a pleasure to peruse.
I don't know if he charges for it. It says $1.00 on it, but
he was giving them away at NCECA.
Brad Sondahl on fri 10 apr 98
The word in Japanese for chattering is tobikane, or "jumping iron." It
was a traditional decoration for pottery (through white slip exposing
dark claybody), and even used to decorate wood (I have a little Japanese
covered jar of wood with this decoration). Leach mentions it in the
Potter's Book. You can make one by cutting a tunafish can lid across the
greatest diameter into a strip about 1/2 inch wide , putting a curl in
one end making it bend smoothly about 90 degrees, and heating it over a
candle and plunging it in cold water to make it spring. Hold it on
clay from fresh wet to leather hard while it is turning on the wheel.
Lots of decorative possibilities...
Contributing to the potluck of the WWW
Peggy Heer on fri 10 apr 98
Hi David...thanks for signing the card I got from all the potters in the
Clayart room at NCECA...a special card for sure....;>}}}
I have done chattering on my pots, as a deco on my line, for about 20 yrs.
Came upon it as a mistake and then developed it into my line...I love doing
it and have taught lots of students how to do it. Slip and chatter is also
wonderful together. Hope you try some more chattering...easiest way to
deco I have ever found and it always looks great no matter what shape you
put it on. ;>}}
Happy Easter Weekend.
As Always in Clay Peggy
>I have, by the way, 'gone with the flow', and incorporated
>the chattering pattern into the design of some pieces.
>I once met a potter in Houston whose entire 'line' was
>based on chattering. Painted slips with various patterns
>of chattering removing bits of the slip. Nice.
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