One way to make a coil pot!

Follow the steps below to make a coil pot.

 

Coil Pot

Coil Pot

Step 1 – Get a large bisque bowl and turn it upside down. Make your base and coils and lay in any pattern that you like.

lay your coils on a bisque pot turned upside down

lay your coils on a bisque pot turned upside down

Step 2 – Join the coils

Join the coils

Join the coils

Step 3 – Smooth over. I like the ridges so I only smooth a little.

Smooth over

Smooth over

Step 4 – Gently release off the bisque bowl. Turn the bisque bowl around the right way and place your coil pot inside the bisque pot so that it is supported as it dries out.

Turn pot over and place inside the bisque bowl

Turn pot over and place inside the bisque bowl

Step 5 – Fire, then glaze and fire again.

Coil pot by Row

Coil pot by Row

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11 thoughts on “One way to make a coil pot!

    • I’ll get the colour tomorrow from the garage and let you know, but I didn’t have enough to do 3 coats so I got another blue glaze for the top so its a combination of 2 glazes.

      • Hey Thanks. So kind of you. My experience with the Mayco Glazes, is that one coat is enough.

    • So glad you visited. I’ve just gone to your blog to see your work and I am in awe of what I see. Absolutely inspiring! Your forms and glazes are very unique. So much texture to.
      Row

    • Hi, thanks for visiting and your question. I use the round tool to create my clay coils. To do this open your bag of clay and push through the clay from one end to the other of the slab of clay. Then pull out the coil and put aside. Repeat this process to create lots of coils. You will need to re-wedge your clay as your slab of clay gets smaller. Then pull through the round tool again to create more coils.
      Row

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