Three hundred grams of porcelain throws into a fair sized mug. The interior volume of some is as much as their four hundred gram counterparts from a week ago. I’m getting more from less as I scale down like when I threw the tumblers.
There’s something especially satisfying about compressing the bottoms to as thin as they will ever be right when you open the form. Trimming here has become less about taking away excess and more about adding a textural band. The bottoms themselves remain untouched until signed.
On the one sunny day we had last week I recycled another bucket of slip into wedge-able porcelain. Once these mugs have been cleaned up, I plan to pug it and make it into a batch of two hundred gram mugs.