Trimming a Small Dish

Trimming a Small Dish
September 2, 2017 72 Hands

While throwing is a fast and fairly imprecise art, trimming is slower and defines the final form of the ware.  Here we see a craftsperson trimming high-end porcelain dishes, spending more time than usual on each piece to ensure the perfect shape, lightness, and consistency.

On the right is the original, bone-dry thrown form. On the left are three already-trimmed dishes.