This stop-motion video shows me creating a two-tiered treat server, inspired by a skydiving experience. The video shows my process from beginning to end. Special thanks to Melanie Sherman, who photographed the process for me.
These are some of my favorite tools/materials to use in the studio
Cone 5 B Mix Clay from Laguna
Sherrill Mudtools Flexible Ribs: I have many shapes and colors of these. I use all of them for different things.
Sherrill Mudtools Paisley Stainless Steel Scraper with Serrated Rib: I use these for refining the edges of my slab-built platters
An old credit card with a notch cut out: Make your own for refining edges of slab-built plates, platters and trays.
Craft Foam! (Fun Foam, Foamies, etc) I use the 2 or 4 mm thickness without the adhesive backing for my templates. You COULD use the adhesive backing to make some awesome texture mats, though!
Forbes Wax: I use this for underglaze inlay
Yellow Sponge made by Kemper: You can't beat 'em. 12 for around $4!
Shimpo Banding Wheel: The BEST
Thorpe Commercial Rolling Pin
I use Velour Black from AMACO for my inlay process. After bisque firing, I apply color by using AMACO Velvet Underglazes and Mayco Opaque Underglazes.
I also use Mayco Stroke and Coats to add color, but I do not use these on the bottoms of my pots.
Wood Thickness Strips by Axner: Or ask your favorite woodworker to make you some!