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11-19-2012 03:33 AM

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Made this pot in my senior year high school art class. It is made using the Coiling method.

Coiling is one of the most common traditional methods of sculpting clay. It’s a simple process of using your fingers to roll out thin, rounded coils, which you can use in this form or press flat. To create a pot, make a simple base and then wrap the coils around it to build up the pot.

When vase was made up and still moist I took a pointed wood stick and added texture and pattern.

The throat of the vase was big enough for my hand when it was made of wet clay.
After it was fired it shrank enough that my hand will no longer go in it.

Also shown is my favorite hammer.

Pliers are another part of my old tool collection.

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#1 posted 11-19-2012 03:42 AM

Wow, that’s really cool looking vase. :)

-- The first cordless tool was a stick. The first power tool was a rock.

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#2 posted 11-19-2012 03:43 AM

Nice looking pot and has stood the test of time. I like the texturing, looks much like a wood vessel that has been textured and bronzed. Great to see the use of other materials on here. Is the hammer in case it didn’t turn out OK.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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#3 posted 11-19-2012 03:50 AM

I read the title and I figured if anybody still had pot from 1972 it would be you, Dan. :-)

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#4 posted 11-19-2012 03:53 AM

nice work dan

i can see where your tiles come from now
and the fantastic frames
you make for them

well done

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#5 posted 11-19-2012 05:22 AM

Is the pot full of pot or has it all been used?

Nice Dan

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#6 posted 11-19-2012 10:54 AM

Very nice Dan

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#7 posted 11-19-2012 05:25 PM

Man of many talents – great looking Pot.

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#8 posted 11-20-2012 12:50 AM

I agree with Karson. It could be a pot pot. Nice work for your early years Danno.

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#9 posted 11-27-2012 10:21 AM

nice pot ,

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#10 posted 03-03-2013 08:29 PM

Hey Guys
The pot never had pot in it >grinz< .. a few coins and hundreds of peonies flowers. My mother kept it full. She had 300 peonies bushes on her property.

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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