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Matt K.
06-29-2010, 09:45 AM
Not sure if this is the right forum for these shots. While in Medicine Hat and visiting the Medalta Potteries, we took a guided tour through the facility. One of the stops was a potter's wheel, still in use today, that produced one particula type of vessel. These whelles are outfitted with a blade, and this blade determines the shape of the vessel, not unlike a router or shaper for woodworking. The potter thoughs in the clay, and then works the balde. Not much time to set up and take images, but here it is:

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The final touches ...

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4119/4745805974_fb362c6486_b.jpg


and here are two leftover "pots" from way back when. I wonder if they had an "open door policy" even then ....


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Matt K.
06-30-2010, 08:53 PM
thought for sure the leftover pots would get a comment ... :headslap: