Ron Linn on fri 12 apr 96
any ceramics gurus out there-
I have been trying to find a way to make a oval casserole dish lid- anyone
with info on how to make (and trim!!) would be appreciated.
I am a senior at David Douglas High School and this will make my life complete.
email@example.com on sat 13 apr 96
Here is one way.
Throw a bottomless cylinder with a flange for a lid as tall as you need.
Make cylinder oval and add blttom.
To make the lid, simply place a soft slab on top of the oval baker so
that the slab conforms to the shape of the oval flange. Allow to set
for an hour or two. Remove slab. cut along imprint of oval flange.
shave to size. Invert the lid, add handle and walla.
Marcia Selsor on sat 13 apr 96
Oval lids can be made by dropping a slab into your oval pot. Separate the
two with cheese cloth. Use a rib to push the slab down into the oval pot
to the depth you want. - Marcia from Montana
Kurt Unterschuetz on sat 13 apr 96
Ron Linn wrote:
> ----------------------------Original message----------------------------
> any ceramics gurus out there-
> I have been trying to find a way to make a oval casserole dish lid-
Ron throw a bowl without a bottom in the size you need. Make sue the rim is
formed to fit properly. Add water to your bat or wheel head and put a wire
under the piece, back and forth. This will allow you to manipulate the piece
into the shape you want, with your fingers. Let it dry to a leatherhard
state. Then roll out a thick slab and sprig the bowl to the slab. The
thicker slab allows you some leeway for trimming. Be sure to score and slip
sufficiently. Cut off the excess slab. Turn the piece upside down and trim
the piece when trimable and add a handle to the lid. Good luck.
Jack Phillips on sat 13 apr 96
>any ceramics gurus out there-
>I have been trying to find a way to make a oval casserole dish lid- anyone
>with info on how to make (and trim!!) would be appreciated.
>I am a senior at David Douglas High School and this will make my life complete.
A friend of mine makes his lids for oval shapes by "slumping" a slab
of clay over the completed oval shape. when the lid is hard enough to
handle, it is fliped over and trimed, and sometimes altered, and a handle
added. You should put something inbetween the 2 pieces so they don't stick.
It's really going to be a lot of experimenting on the particular shape you
want to throw, but don't try to make the lid after your casserole has dried,
the lid will be too small.
Good luck, and tell Michelle Kain "Hi".
( I live three block from DD)
Hey, I didn't know you guys were online with clayart. Thats great.
Look at my web page if you can.
I hear you are doing Raku at school now. I would love to come and see some
of what you are doing now. What would be a good time?