http://www.ayumihorie.com This method of throwing involves no water and I've used it for the last 15 years to make handmade bowls, dishes, plates- all low forms. At Alfred as an undergrad, I developed this dry throwing process in which I trim to center using a pin tool, scoop out the inside using a loop tool and thin out the walls by pushing them out with a rib. I use no water because I like the surface of moist clay, rather than wet. This method allows me to preserve the inherent textures in clay that I love- the stretching, cracking, and sagging. Fingerprints have a different kind of crispness and I can coax out a delicate edge of a line on a massive wall. Using this method, I can also work more spontaneously and intuitively because I dont have to wait for the clay to dry out quite so long. Many thanks to Lullatone and Joe Lutton for music and production!
While the Magnolia is in full bloom, this is a step-by-step peek into the clay-tinted world of Karin Eriksson. Her beautiful pottery, deceitfully simple, is even more admirable when all the stages of the process come to light. We've captured the five day production cycle carefully – and still had to leave out parts. And, yes, we cheated. Karin prepared all the stages beforehand (which to us was even more impressive) to lead us through it in a single day. Karin’s inspiring workshop doubles as a retail space – a must stop if you're in town. Sanna & Oscar, the Homegrown Swedes