Sunday, November 18, 2007

Mr. Jin's big water jars

This is Mr. Jin doing his thing. He is a master of the coil and paddle technique. He has been making large scale pots most of his life. He learned his trade from his father in the family business.

Making large coils by rolling the clay back and forth between his hands.

Look at the height that he gets from a single coil addition.

Paddling the base after it has set up a bit. The rest of the pot will eventually be paddled into a beautiful bulbous form. This was part of a three day workshop that he taught. I have been trying to learn this technique but I seem to be hopeless for the near future.

Mr. Jin and I as he tries to give me some tips for my five futile attempts.

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