Ceramic - Pottery Dictionary

by Susan Mussi

BASE - The underneath part of an object.

ca: BASE – Part inferior d´un objecte.

es: BASE - Parte inferior del objeto.

Base: is the underneath part of an object. In pottery it can be of various shapes, flat, round or pointed. The footing is a protruding ring which the object stands on. It can be made as part of the object when this is being turned on the wheel or added later. If a base is pointed a separate footing in metal or wood has to be made.