Wiggle Wire Faceted Jar-
🎵"Lucky Now"🎵 by @misterryanadams
This is one of my favorite songs, so pretty.
Here's what I'm doing in the video-
First I throw a thick, even walled cylinder.
Next using a "wiggle wire" (which is really just a piece of spring with handles on either end) I slice off 8 "faces" this technique is called "faceting". You could use a regular cut-off wire (and a cheese slicer works great too!) but the wiggle wire gives you the textural ridges.
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It's important to try and cut each face to the same depth, this will make the pot easier to shape, because if one of the facets is deeper than the others, it can be a weak spot in the form.
After I facet the jar, I carefully begin to shape the pot from the inside out.
Bracing my right middle finger on the uncut rim, I use my left middle finger on the inside of the pot to press out slowly but firmly, then lift up sharply.
This first shaping pass not only gives volume, but can gain some height as well.
I begin shaping starting at the bottom and sliding upward, then starting at the top, pressing outward and gliding downward, I do these upward then downward type shaping moves until I get the plumpness that I'm looking for.
Since this is going to become a covered jar, I shape the top lip to accept a lid.
Next I throw the lid, this kind of lid is made upside down, then turned over when leatherhard and trimmed.
As I throw the interior collar of the lid, I have to make sure it matches up with the diameter of the opening of the jar. In one part of the video you can see me measure the lid with a pair of calipers.
Next I used the same wiggle wire to cut the lid off the bat so the top would have texture as well, and there you've got your Faceted Lidded Jar!
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