CHS— Button method of pottery trimming

CHS— Button method of pottery trimming


The very last thing I’m going to show you
quickly Is a lot of people are concerned About trimming through the bottom of their
pots So I’m going to show you a more advanced Trimming technique that you can use To make sure that you don’t trim through So the first thing you should know is how Thick the bottom is So you can test that with a needle tool And you can do this Even if you’re not using this technique You’re going to take you needle tool And poke through the bottom And then you’re going to mark with your finger Where the bottom of your cup is And then when you pull it Out of the clay you can see How thick the bottom actually is so you know how far you can go down I just going to smooth that out And rub the clay back in there All right So remember when we poked through the bottom We knew it was about that thick We had about a quarter of an inch To work with So the first thing I’m going to do I’m going to try not to very Middle of this very much I can clean this edge up Just so it’s not bumpy Clean this edge up And you can use this for any trimming method You want to do Whether it’s a foot ring or just a simple
bottom What you’re going it do Is you’re going to draw a circle in the very
middle and that part you’re not going to touch You’re going to leave it along In French I think that’s Ne touchez pa Do not touch Then what I going to do Is go about my trimming as usual I’m going to make the edges really clean And then what I’m going to do is I am going to start To do the middle And whether this is a foot ring or a simple
bottom It’s the same thing You’re going to keep going But once you get to that line You’re going to know to stop Don’t touch it Because what that little button Is going to tell you That’s going to tell you How far you’ve all ready trimmed down Because you can look at that and say Oh I’ve trimmed down like an eigth of an inch Awsome I know I have a little bit more to
go And then as you make it even deeper You’re like I’m getting kind of close to A quarter of an inch Probably shouldn’t go that much further Because I know it wasn’t that deep to start
with Then you smooth all this out You can even do your cool glazing line trick Or finish your foot ring Smooth it out hawever you want And then once you know you’re all the way
done Everything else Then you can come back through And cut off the button It’s like a little marker to let you Know how far you’ve gone down nd for some people who are really concerned About trimming through the bottom Of their pots It’s kind of like a safety net Just don’t forget even if you do that Reverse the wheel’s direction And smooth it out We don’t want anyone to know we trimmed it We want them to think How did they do that? Good luck I know you probably have a bunch of pots you’re Eager to go trim I hope it all goes well for you People think that I just Talk to myself when I doing Stuff like this But oh, no If there was no one in the studio I would stil be talking to myself And the studio ghosts And the studio ghosts Studio ghosts Ghosts Studio ghosts

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