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Mermaid Bowl - Hand-Built Coiled Pottery

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Category Other
Style Whimsical
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What materials did you use? Clay, glaze

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What are you most proud of? The fact that I am new at working with clay and this was only my second coiled-pottery project, and it turned out so nicely.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? I am fairly new at working with clay. This coiling technique is a great way to get started on pottery work as it is not difficult and takes a lot less practice than working on a pottery wheel. Coiling is done either by hand or in a clay extruder. I used an extruder. This bowl was not very difficult. You will see, in the last photo, before the bowl was glazed, that I blended the inside bottom seams together to help the coils stick together and to give the bowl more stability. I made the starfish freehand and attached it after all my coils were made.

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