Using the DIY Clay Ball Opener

in #pottery8 months ago

I took the jig that I made out of the CPVC pipe to my pottery class with me. I wedged a ball of clay and centered it on my wheel bat. After I centered the clay, U used the jug to open it up and it worked perfectly.

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The vessel bottom was smooth and uniform in thickness. My pottery teacher was excited about the results and intends to use the jig as well. I still have to shape the pot and compress the top.

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It took just a minute or so to open the pot and a few more minutes to work the pot.

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I sent a photo to my friend of my pot after using the jig since I also made her one too. She is coming to get hers as soon as she can manage. She said that the results were amazing.

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This jig only cost me $10.00 to make. I can’t believe how much difference a simple tool can make.

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During my next class, I will incorporate some 3 dimensional designs on the outside of the pot.

Enjoy your day.

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