Coil Pots. http://www.princetonol.com/groups/iad/lessons/high/Vivian-ceramics.htm. Types of Pottery. Methods of forming pottery : Hand-shaping was the earliest method used to form vessels. This included the combination of pinching and coiling.
Smoothed on the inside only
Smoothed inside and outside
Use a bit of Cooking Spray on the bottom of the base pot instead of WD-40. It does not take much….use it sparingly.
Coiled forms can take more time to create than we have in one sitting. When you have to leave your work while it is in progress, place damp paper towels across the top row. Cover the entire piece with plastic.
If you should need the bottom of the pot to stiffen slightly, leave some gaps where the plastic meets the table or shelf. Otherwise, tuck the plastic under the support surface. If the humidity is high, add a layer of newspaper or cloth in between the pot and the plastic. This will absorb any condensation, which could otherwise make your pot collapse.
Definition: Wax Resist (noun) is a waxy substance used to prevent slips or glazes from adhering onto the clay body or a prior coating of slip, etc.
A resist is especially helpful in keeping glaze from adhering to a pot's base, and in the case of a lidded jar, from keeping the areas the lid and the jar meet free from glaze.
In the past, wax resists where simply melted wax; today there are a number of wax emulsions, including many which are water-based.
Wax resist can also used in decoration. The resist can be used both under or over underglazes, glazes, and slips to create designs.
After wax is applied, it is cut away before glazing to keep some of the pot natural
Bowl with wax resist design
Resist on the bottom on the pot