A ceramic bowl - layering technique with Jim Robison www.boothhousegallery.co.uk/writing.htm

Jim Robison takes us through the process of making a decorative ceramic bowl/wall hanging with a difference. He uses a process of 'layering' of clay, texture...

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Comment by George Lewter on February 5, 2016 at 9:17pm

Continuing with the Jim Robison technique in 2016. This is a platter about 15" across.

Comment by Nadine Mercader on July 18, 2014 at 9:05am
George I love the first odd shaped one, great job!
Comment by juli long on July 18, 2014 at 6:34am

looks good George, Jim makes it looks so easy.

Comment by George Lewter on July 17, 2014 at 4:45pm

My second effort with this laminated slab technique was much more successful. Top platter had slips applied to both slabs before layering together and rolling to a thickness slightly greater than thindividual slabs, making the strips and sprigs stand in higher relief from the base slab..

The middle and bottom photos show a round platter where strips were applied above and below  a plain clay slab and rolled together at the same thickness as the base slab, and thus a continuous flat surface.

Comment by Nadine Mercader on March 22, 2014 at 11:34am

George, I want to see your bowl trials!  Like Norm I absolutely love the entry sculptures.  Jim's frame vessel looks like he fires in wood or gas,  which is it.  I also want to experiment with this technique.

Comment by Norm Stuart on February 21, 2014 at 9:30pm

I love Jim Robison's large assemblage of slab pieces at the entrance to his studio.

Comment by George Lewter on February 21, 2014 at 3:16pm

I made my first attempt at this technique yesterday, and got some very interesting patterning in my clay. No relief between the layers as in the video, but it still seems very much worth pursuing. Will post pictures if my 2 bowls dry successfully and again after the glaze firing.


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