Author Topic: Photo essay on making a large wheel-thrown commissioned pot for a customer.  (Read 13491 times)

Dale Cochoy

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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

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Judy

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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.
 

Dale Cochoy

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Thanks Judy.
I was wondering if this was readable since it won't come up on my computer when I select it??
D.
 

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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.
 

Jerry Norbury

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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 ?
 

Owen Reich

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Great article.  The dark blue pot is incredible!  I may need a few large custom pots in the coming years  :).
 

Don Blackmond

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Very cool.  Nice work Dale.
 

Dale Cochoy

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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.
 

Jerry Norbury

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THanks - it's not that I have any plans to get into pottery - I just like to understand "stuff"...
 

Dale Cochoy

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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.
 

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that's really amazing that i am looking for and it will be informative for me. by the way it is making a large wheel that i got this but i don't understand that what type of commission pot is this! it will pay me to write an essay like this. and if i take help from writing service to buy essay writing org and it will be helpful for me. please assist me to clear. thanks