Ceramic - Pottery Dictionary

by Susan Mussi

BANDING (3) Bridge in pottery.

ca: BANDAT (3) Amb cavallet en ceràmica.

es: BANDAS (3) Con caballete en cerámica.

Banding with a bridge. To make a bridge put a bar of wood over two supports. When working on a plate or a lid the bridge must be the height of the wheel plus the object being decorated, and for jars it should be the same height as the lines that are to be painted around them. Put the wheel with the plate halfway under the bridge, rest your right hand on the wood to steady it and turn the wheel. Put the jar on the wheel, build the bridge up to the height needed and band round the jar.

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