Making a Patio Lantern
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This is the base to the lantern.  I've already trimmed it after throwing and am sectioning it for the design.
Candace laying out design for lantern base (click on image to enlarge)
The clay is being pressed outward along the design lines to develop ridges.
Altering the base (click on image to enlarge)

This photo shows the line definition between the ridges
Line definition between ridges of base (click on image to enlarge)
Once the ridges and line definition are set, the spikes are placed on the ridges.
Spikes added to the ridges (click on image to enlarge)

I use thick clay slip in a squeeze bottle to place the spikes.
Candace applying spikes (click on image to enlarge)
This will be the body of the lantern, trimmed and ready for sectioning.  Note in figure 2 below, the marked difference in height between untouched form and altered piece.
Body of the lantern (click on image to enlarge)Fig. 1

I am working the  the clay out to define the ridges
Defining ridges in body of the lantern (click on image to enlarge)
With the ridges set and the line definition in place, I apply the spikes and carefully pierce out the remainder of the design.
Applying spikes to body of lantern (click on image to enlarge)

Compare this to figure 1 prior to altering and you can see how much the  height has changed
Altered body with ridges and spikes (click on image to enlarge)Fig. 2.
More piercing.
More piercing (click on image to enlarge)

Much more piercing
Much more piercing (click on image to enlarge)
The last section of piercing.
Last section of piercing (click on image to enlarge)

This piece when finished will be the lid to the lantern.  I section it, press in the line definition and cut the edge.
Laying out design for the lid (click on image to enlarge)
After cutting the rim, I apply the spikes to finish the design. Applying spikes to the rim (click on image to enlarge)

This piece was done in the summer and shows a different lid from my most recent series. 
A finished example on our dock (click on image to enlarge)

Candace piercing (click on image to enlarge)
2/26/00
Spraying Ash glaze on bamboo base (click on image to enlarge)
3/11/00
Norm loading the kiln (click on image to enlarge)
3/12/00
Unloading the kiln after the glaze firing (click on image to enlarge)
3/14/00
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