Today I decided to make extra large pieces. They need 3-4 weeks to dry before they can go into the bisque load, so I thought that I needed to get them done so I can have them for sure by the Sanford Pottery Festival. These pots require two pieces being attached together to make a large pot that I couldn't do in one throw. I have shown how I do this before but figured that it has been awhile. First I throw the two pieces. Then after they are both leather hard, I score and slip the two adjoining pieces. I place the pieces together and with hand on the inside and outside, I press the clay from the top pieces down and over the bottom piece with my thumbs. Then I use my metal rib to smooth the outside surface. My hands usually ache after doing these vases. You can see below the three pots I made today using that technique. The pot on the right has hand built feet and the one on the left has a split rim. I also made 2 pitchers.
I realized last week that I needed to in gear and start making lots more pots. So, over the weekend I made brie bakers, berry bowls, cake plates and pedastals. These are items I can make large quantities, quickly. But I did make half of them with split rims which I think makes them look more elegant.