Adding Coils

I took my slabs off the plaster this morning and cut and refined the edges.  I added a coil to the top of this round bowl shaped slab to make a nice rim.  This ribbed texture is something I've seen around a bit lately so I thought I'd give it a try.


I've made these square dishes in the past but it's been a long while.  I'm going to try and get 3 or 4 in this next firing.  No coil rim added here, just the handles (which started out as coils)


Same thing here on this big oval dish.  I love these.


I'm not sure what I'll do with this guy.  The rim will definitely get some treatment.  This is a big flattish oval.  I've only made a couple of these.  It may need some sort of foot too.  ??  We'll see.


I had four, six pound bowls that I added a coil to and threw feet on.  I like this technique as it gives me plenty of clay to work with and allows me to really give the foot some expression.


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