In this hand building dinnerware workshop Antoinette teaches students about microwave safety, how to design for dish washer safety, how to make mugs, goblets, what to consider when making handles and knobs, decanters without using a potter's wheel. Learn how to alter porcelain bowls, plates and pitchers and shows how to make the spout without spilling. Students learn how to hand make trays with salt and pepper shakers.
There are a few things to consider when forming a spout. Whether it is of a jug that is hand built with porcelain or thrown on the potters wheel, these simple considerations will help to pour liquid easily without spilling.
Hand building porcelain dinnerware is fun and rewarding. at the same time. I often hear potters ask why they should consider hand building pottery if they are more interested in working on the potters wheel. My answer is" if you understand the process of hand building well, working on the wheel comes much easier.
image: It is possible to form these decanters from a flat sheet of porcelain clay.
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Antoinette Badenhorst worked with ceramic glazes for many years. She learned through many mistakes. When she created her first pottery glazes her journey barely started. Today she is teaching potters around the world to work with glazes