Throwing Thursday - Hand Building

 Hand building is the process of creating a clay piece without using a wheel.  There are few options such as basic sculpting as well as slump and hump molds to create a finished product.  In the examples below I was working on a standing altar, a incense holder, some ocarinas and a few oil lamps.

The altar didn't make it.  I stood it up on the base too early and the back began to torque.  I when I laid it down with wet cloths on it, the middle split in half.  So I'll try again to build one of these later.


Photo Credit - Renee Sosanna Olson

Photo Credit - Renee Sosanna Olson

Photo Credit - Renee Sosanna Olson

Photo Credit - Renee Sosanna Olson

Renee Olson

Wife, Witch with the Metal Skills of a Dark Elf. I spend my time working with wire, weaving life and magic.

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