Heidi Haugen on tue 30 jul 02
can anyone recommend a video or book that addressess spouts well? i'm
having a dribbling issue with my soy jars and am looking for any help i
Liz Willoughby on wed 31 jul 02
Heidi, I would suggest looking at how others deal with the problem of
the spout on a small container. It is kind of the same as a teapot
spout, only on a smaller scale. I have been making mine with a coil
of clay, inserting a narrow dowel or bamboo skewer, rolling it on the
table, longer in length than I need, letting it set up, attaching to
the container with the top of the spout higher than the rim. I bend
it a little horizontal, eventually trim so that it sits up high.
They do pour. They should be wider at the base, than the tip. You
can also trim the inside tip, (where it pours), with a sharp scalpel,
or trimming tool. When the tip is leather hard, I sponge it, and use
my little finger, or if the space is too tiny, a tiny sponge on a
stick, to draw out from the inside of the tip to the outside. Makes
a nice channel for the fluid to flow out. Sometimes, the spouts are
made just too short, longer spouts are better for pouring.
Tableware in Clay from Studio and workshop by Karen Ann Woods (I love
Illustrated Dictionary of Pottery Form by Fournier
Hope this is clearer than mud.
Heidi, I am sending this to the list as well as to you.
>can anyone recommend a video or book that addressess spouts well? i'm
>having a dribbling issue with my soy jars and am looking for any help i
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Brian Molanphy on wed 31 jul 02
'can anyone recommend a video or book that addressess spouts well?'
functional pottery by robin hopper. kraus publications. p. 144:
'as long as the final edge the liquid has to go over is sharp, the flow
should cut off without dripping... there is no foolproof way of making =
that don't drip.'
i'm not pushing this book, it just happens to be the one near the =
the moment... brian