Friday, April 8, 2011
This is the last of the videos shot a few weeks back while I was throwing stoneware off the hump for the last firing. This video is me throwing a Ming Dynasty influenced V-bowl off the hump. It is jokingly called a Ming-ding( by some former students) because of the shape and if you tap the very edge, there is a resounding “ding” sound. I am reasonably sure that I have thrown more of this shape than any other that I have ever made, in the thousands and ranging from 4” to 28” on the high end. The bowl in the video ends up measuring just over 14” across and weighs in at under 3lbs. Let me know what you think. The next video will be of a slightly better known potter. Stay tuned, same pot time, same pot channel.