Pourers fired, fresh on the wheel and plucked off and set aside to dry out overnight.
These are small vessels, delicately thrown and spouted whilst still wet. I’ve always preferred to spout pots when they’re still attached to the wheel, it holds them in place, some ceramicists do it to a row of pots once they’ve all been thrown and placed on a board. There’s no correct way of doing it, simply how that potter learnt, spouts in fact cary so much from maker to maker and that’s partly why I find them so interesting.
The second photograph shows the pot fresh on the wheel. Out of all my pots, pourers are those I try to throw as close to their final appearance as possible. I normally turn my pieces rather a lot after they’ve been thrown, this even includes the walls themselves all the way up, but the spout blocks that, you can’t trim around it and if you trim only the lower half the vessel ends up looking uneven. It’s a good test for any potter. I learnt how to throw a range of pots at Maze Hill Pottery that were, for the majority, not turned, meaning throwing pots with bases that didn’t require any turning but still had to be perfectly balanced and light enough was a skill I really honed.
The third image shows the beginning of a boards worth of small pourers. The spouts shape loosens as they dry, so as and when the tops are leather hard I’ll press them back into shape, usually at the end of the day or the following morning. I throw the rims on these to be very fine as the spouts tend to pour better with an edge that cuts the liquid sharply. I still learn a lot with these forms, all be them very simple, spouts are definitely my weak point and I can’t wait to revisit them.
I got an inquiry several times, so I will write it here😉
What I use for custom is…
Head is Nendoroid
body is Obitsu 11
Hair is Epoxy putty(Because there are various hardness and hardening time, look for the favorite one😁)
I am using Obitsu Body, but the body was released from Nendoroid. Compatibility is better here.
I draw the face with acrylic paint🖌