Steve demonstrated some of the techniques he uses in forming pots and in creating decorated, textured surfaces. Most intriguing to me were the intricately carved & bisqued hump moulds he used to make bowls and the many rolling tools, also carved and bisqued.
|bisqued & carved hump mould|
|finished teapot and bowl made with hump mould above|
|a selection of stamps and rolling tools used to add texture|
He made several forms that were then altered, and several were made of assembled pieces, including an animated teapot complete with two eyeballs and four legs. Lots of food for thought from this workshop. I look forward to trying out some new ideas that have been percolating since the workshop.
|vase form made in 3 pieces|