My first commission work, after moved to Greensboro, was a rice jar. A Korean friend I met in church couldn’t find a nice rice jar from local Asian grocery market. Soon as she knew that I am a potter, she requested one. Making a larger piece is fun and rewarding, especially in a show. It often quickly draw people’s attention. After hand built flower vases for 2 days, I tried to go back to wheel and make few more rice jars. Yesterday I threw 4 separate sections for making 2 rice jars. Today I connect them and then threw handles, lids, and knobs. I should be able complete them over the weekend.
use 25lb of clay for bottom section (20lb for top)
Plate and platter are probably the simplest ceramic objects to make. They are just the combinations of a few curve and straight lines. However, the simple thing is often difficult to deal with. It took me for a while to create new designs on new platters.
try to bring some Summer heat to warm up this messy weather