Gary Jackson: Fire When Ready Pottery
A Chicago potter’s somewhat slanted view of clay & play
Categories: ornaments, stamped

Today I tackled my holiday ornaments. They were all thrown on the wheel and were ready to be trimmed. So I took of some of the “bulk” with a fettling knife before actually trimming.

I don’t know how I would do these without it?!
I think every potter should have one!!! You’ll wonder how you ever got by without one!

Anyways, I “float” the ornaments on the posts of the Giffin Grip. It closes in and holds the ornaments pretty firmly for trimming. For a quick trimming video, click here to go to my Facebook page.

A lot of ornaments… a lot of trimming…

After awhile thyey were all trimmed. Next up, I need to add some handbuilt caps & rings to the tops. But that’s for another day. So for now they’re back under wraps.


December 21st, 2015

I’ve been unable to find your trimming ornaments using the Giffin Grip video that you refer to in this post. Please could you let me have the link? Love the blog by the way, I’m a MA ceramics student in the UK and find your blog is inspirational.

December 22nd, 2015

JAYNE – The video is located on my pottery Facebook page at . Not on the blog. I think this link might take you directly to the Giffin Grip trimming video. . Thanks for the great comments and have a wonderful holiday “across the pond.”

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