noel oard mapstead/keiko suga on tue 8 jan 02
locate a lake that is dry
pull up the cracked clay slabs
cmhatfield on tue 8 jan 02
A way I have used at times is=20
Roll slab of clay. Thickness depends on turning a footring or not.
Place on board on wheel head, spin wheel and gently press with a damp =
sponge to fix slab to board.
With wheel spinning cut to required diameter with a spike
Hold sponge onto clay disc about 1 inch or more from rim and gently turn =
up rim using wet thin plastic(credit card). Shape rim with fingers or =
When clay is firm decorate with slips etc on or off wheel.
Turn if necessary supporting plate on suitable disc of clay or wood.
Plates sometimes need slight weight to keep flat while drying.
Jeremy McLeod on wed 9 jan 02
noel oard mapstead/keiko suga wrote:
> locate a lake that is dry
> pull up the cracked clay slabs
> and fire
And this is why they're sometimes called "trenchers"? :-)