mel jacobson on wed 24 may 00
a trick i learned in japan.
when making plates, at least larger plates,
drill a hole in the ring foot and make that the top
of the plate. a small 1/4 inch hole is fine.
this hole will let out water during drying, let out
moisture/gases during the firing.
and makes a great place to put a small wire to
hang the plate.
all that good stuff from one tiny hole...nice.
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Dannon Rhudy on wed 24 may 00
>when making plates, at least larger plates,
>drill a hole in the ring foot
.....1/4 inch hole is fine.
... makes a great place to put a small wire to
>hang the plate.......
I second this idea. Anytime you make something wider than a
standard upper kitchen cabinet - 11"-12" - drill one or
two holes in the ring foot so that a wire loop can be
added after firing. Makes it easy to store on the wall.
I also notch the foot, for dishwasher reasons.