Mississhippi's Madness

A place to share my creative pursuits

Ceramics – Slab Bowl


Started work on the next project for ceramics today. We are to make a bowl using a slab of clay, rather than coil built. I used the slab roller to flatten a piece of clay and then laid it over the form I chose to use.

Then I just had to press the slab over the form, smooth and trim, and then once happy with the shape use a heat gun to set the shape a bit before removing it from the form.

Next will be decoration, for which I will use a design I came up with for the last project but didn’t use.

However, I now have four weeks off TAFE as we hand in everything for assessment this week and then go on holidays. So I will get back to this in July.

I’m really looking forward to this holiday. I think my brain is ready for some down time after the last six months of study. : )


Author: Elaine

Artist, writer, married, mother, living with Ankylosing Spondylitis and winning (most of the time). My creative impulses have led me to drawing, pastel painting, writing, handcrafts and photography.

2 thoughts on “Ceramics – Slab Bowl

  1. Elaine, I'm having a vicarious experience seeing you completing so many assignments. Enjoy!

  2. Thanks Adriana. I'm looking forward to a rest for a few weeks at the end of this week as we take our end of semester break. We have certainly been busy over the last few months.

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