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I'm 24 and I like to make pots.

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waking-dreams-of-harmony asked: Hi Alycea! Your work is lovely! If you don't mind me asking, I'm a bit naive on the subject of clay pottery, but do you use lead free glaze and paints? Does the glaze even have lead in it to begin with? Sorry if the seem like dumb questions I'm just going off of what I've heard. Thanks! :)

Hi there! Thank you so much for the kind words!

I do use lead-free glazes. All the glazes I use are lead-free, and food safe, which works out since I normally make ‘food ware.’ Some glazes do have lead in them, but I tend to avoid them for exactly that reason. :-)

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earthnationceramics asked: you created a pot that is kinda fat in the middle, how did you make that?

I’m not sure which one you mean. Is it this one? This? Or maybe this? Either way, the process is kind of the same. I just throw a pretty basic cylinder, a little thicker than normal. Then I slow down the wheel down and start working to make lopsided rings in it. I move up and down the side of the pot. At the end I use a rib (or other straight edge) to define the lines. Sometimes I leave them softer.

Hope this helps? If it was a different piece just let me know!

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