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pots from bats

updated thu 31 oct 96


Dan Taylor on wed 16 oct 96

Kelly Young asked..."how do you get your ware off the bat without cracking it?"
I have a plate shaped bat and before I can get the plate off, it cracks."

Kelly, I had the same problem (I assume you are using plaster bats?) until I
started forming a slab of clay like you would a pizza know,
throwing it out on the table until it's stretched to the size you want?
Then I put this on the lid bat, trim the edge round, and rib it down well.
I add the knob after it has set up some, but not leather hard. Finally, when
the lid comes away from the bat at the leather hard stage, I do the final
trimming to size. Works well for me although I'm sure there are others who
have much simpler ways.

Give my regards to the ice worms...
Dan Taylor
Taylor Clayworks Ph: (403)527-1002
1340 - 10th Ave. NE Fax: (403)527-1032
Medicine Hat, AB T1A 6G3 "Live your dreams"