Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Trimming a large pot in a bucket-

Hi Ben- this is what we do when we have a large pot- we cut pipe insulation to go around the edge of a bucket, which can be bought at your local friendly hardware store. The size of bucket can be bigger for a bigger pot- this one is a 3 gal., you can use a 5 gal if you need to.
It something takes two of us to maneuver the pot in place- or take it out when it is a very large pot.
Place the bucket on the wheel and hold it in place using your giffin grip.
Then place the pot inside the bucket- being held in by the insulation.
You can then trim up the sides and bottom of the pot.
This - of course is not a green pot, but all I could grab as an example.
Cheers!








9 comments:

Ben Stark said...

Genius!! Necessity IS the mother of invention! Ha! Now all it needs is a really big splash pan to catch all of the trimmings ;)

Thanks so much for posting this, it really helped me better understand the technique.

Shortstuff said...

Wow. That's really creative. I like it.

Cinderelish said...

Brilliant! Now if I could only throw a vase big enough to actually require this...

cookingwithgas said...

Hey Ben- you are welcome- I always need a picture- it does help.
Welcome cinderelish- throw in in parts- Mark does some large pieces in sections-
Me- I don't throw large pots either!
Hey shortstuff!

Jerry said...

Excellent idea. And cheap, too! (Aside from the giffin grip, but I guess that is not absolutely necessary?)

Linda Starr said...

What a cool idea. One of my classmates threw a very tall pot almost three feet in three parts, I'll have to get a photo if I remember tonight. He's been using some putrid looking paper clay (the paper turns black when it's old but he still uses it).

cookingwithgas said...

Jerry bite the bullet and get a giffin grip- we both have one!
Yep- paper clay is good and stinky!

HENHOUSE POTTERY said...

Brilliant idea! Jerry, I agree...I held out against a Giffin Grip for ages, and don't know how I lived without one now. It pays for itself because of all the pots you save from flying off the wheel while trimming.

LA Harrison said...

Excellent idea! Thanks for sharing! Following your blog now...looking forward to more tips and your work