Extreme Alterations with Martina Lantin
Are you interested in altering, but afraid to step out of your comfort zone? Do you struggle with throwing larger volumetric pots? In this video, Martina Lantin will teach you how to throw caution to the wind and push the boundaries of your clay body to create exciting...(Scroll down for more.)
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Runtime: 2 hours 30 minutes
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…pots. Altering thrown pots is an exciting way to create interesting work that stands out from the crowd, but making that first cut into a freshly thrown pot can be a little scary. Martina will help you push aside your fears and you’ll soon discover the fun of deconstructing your work and putting it back together again!
Move that clay efficiently!
Martina begins with tall, volumetric forms – a pitcher and vase – detailing how best to move the clay for each. In one of the best demonstrations we’ve seen on throwing tall, she explains how to get clay up off the bottom and eliminate the need to trim, as well as how to make a full belly and defined rim.
Large bowls, two ways
Martina gives two great examples of how to make large, altered bowls. The first one is thrown in the conventional way, with emphasis on establishing the width of the base early, and great tips for getting clay up into the walls when working on a large wide form. The second, Martina has labeled her upside-down bowl as it is thrown in two pieces, one of which is thrown upside down.
Tackling trimming of non-round forms
Once pots have been cut up and put back together again, trimming can become a bit of a challenge, but it can be done. Martina shows how she uses a variety of unfired, thrown chucks to neatly trim her pots without damaging their undulating rims.
You just might gasp when Martina begins altering these pots! Her cuts are extreme but she handles the wet clay with confidence as she puts the pieces back together again. All along the way, Martina gives pointers that she has learned from experience, which will help you develop the nerve to take your pots to these extremes!
Slipping and dipping!
Martina creates surfaces with details that users of her pots can discover over time. This video wouldn’t be complete without a demonstration on how she builds up these surfaces with her layered slip and stencil process. She also explains how to dip greenware in slip to get an overall background color without the pots becoming resaturated and slumping.