Are hard days, so much work around museums to plan new exhibitions.
But today some respite.
I went with Raffaella to the quarries clay of Castellamonte (70 km near Turin) and we bought 150 Kg of earth. The " Terra di Castellamonte" is a stonware with the mica in it, is used for pots-pentole, fire resitse , with it made the classic "tofeja"round pot for cooking the beans.
And finally I have dirtied my hands, using a curved glass of an old chandelier, found in the trash, I realized four large plates-bowls, 35 - 40 cm in diameter.
Method: I make a sheet of clay with rolling pin, 12-14 mm thick, cut a disc with a compass, using the talc I put the sheet on the glass (see photo) and fixed glass with the clay to the wheel where I made the foot and cut the board, after I drying (I have a powerful jet of hot air 600-1000 ° C) while running on the wheel. I turn all, and delete the glass. Finally I do the shape, enlarging the board and thin thickness to 7-8 mm on the wheel. Simple!Simple!Simple!
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