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Presentation => Bonsai Pot Discussion => Topic started by: Dale Cochoy on January 13, 2012, 03:01 PM

Title: Photo essay on making a large wheel-thrown commissioned pot for a customer.
Post by: Dale Cochoy on January 13, 2012, 03:01 PM
I thought someone might like to read this photo essay I did for Paul Stokes' website
  ofBonsai.net
I hope you enjoy it.

http://ofbonsai.org/the-last-page/editorials/making-a-large-wheel-thrown-custom-bonsai-pot?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+OfbonsaiMagazine+%28ofBonsai+Magazine%29 (http://ofbonsai.org/the-last-page/editorials/making-a-large-wheel-thrown-custom-bonsai-pot?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+OfbonsaiMagazine+%28ofBonsai+Magazine%29)

Dale

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Title: Re: Photo essay on making a large wheel-thrown commissioned pot for a customer.
Post by: Judy on January 13, 2012, 03:18 PM
That is a pretty amazing process, thanks for letting us into your workshop.  I've long been an admirer of the art of pottery, and you have such wonderful pieces, that seem like they were born on the trees you make them for. Lovely (huge!) pot.
Thanks for sharing this.
Title: Re: Photo essay on making a large wheel-thrown commissioned pot for a customer.
Post by: Dale Cochoy on January 13, 2012, 03:23 PM
Thanks Judy.
I was wondering if this was readable since it won't come up on my computer when I select it??
D.
Title: Re: Photo essay on making a large wheel-thrown commissioned pot for a customer.
Post by: Bonsai Study Group Admin on January 13, 2012, 05:00 PM
Sorry, there was a problem with the file and/or filename.  We'll get it fixed, hopefully.

Dale, if you want to try again, with a clean filename?

Sorry for the trouble.
Title: Re: Photo essay on making a large wheel-thrown commissioned pot for a customer.
Post by: Jerry Norbury on January 14, 2012, 06:03 AM
Well it works for me. Excellent article Dale.

How do you correctly judge the thickness of the base of the pot ? Is that through measurement or simply through experience or by other means?

After the pot was flipped did you then remove clay (which is what it looks like) to create the feet or add clay ?
Title: Re: Photo essay on making a large wheel-thrown commissioned pot for a customer.
Post by: Owen Reich on January 14, 2012, 07:14 AM
Great article.  The dark blue pot is incredible!  I may need a few large custom pots in the coming years  :).
Title: Re: Photo essay on making a large wheel-thrown commissioned pot for a customer.
Post by: Don Blackmond on January 14, 2012, 05:27 PM
Very cool.  Nice work Dale.
Title: Re: Photo essay on making a large wheel-thrown commissioned pot for a customer.
Post by: Dale Cochoy on January 15, 2012, 01:53 PM
Jerry, the thickness is just from experience I guess, depending on clay used and size of pot. Also, if feet are CUT IN like this pot it must be thicker when thrown, but if feet are added it can be thinner since you aren't cutting anything away.
yes, pot was flipped and bottom cut after it was leather-hard.
Title: Re: Photo essay on making a large wheel-thrown commissioned pot for a customer.
Post by: Jerry Norbury on January 15, 2012, 02:00 PM
THanks - it's not that I have any plans to get into pottery - I just like to understand "stuff"...
Title: Re: Photo essay on making a large wheel-thrown commissioned pot for a customer.
Post by: Dale Cochoy on January 15, 2012, 02:09 PM
Great article.  The dark blue pot is incredible!  I may need a few large custom pots in the coming years  :).

Owen,
Hmmmm?
There isn't a dark blue pot?
I guess you are thinking about the last picture?
It is Oribe green. Maybe it looks blue on your computer?
It is one of my favorite colors.
That was a 16" inside pot I made for Colin Lewis for this Alder which was shown last year in Rochester at the National display.
Title: Re: Photo essay on making a large wheel-thrown commissioned pot for a customer.
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