On the 11th of August the CCPS Workshop was abuzz with activity at the Cameron Williams workshop. 15 participants thoroughly enjoyed themselves.
The day began with a demonstration of simple steps for centring on the wheel, then
Cameron began throwing his trademark large forms in various shapes and shared his very simple method of making very large platters.
One interesting technique was the use of latex as a texturing tool. Using a tree trunk as the mould, Cameron painted latex onto a section of rough bark, then
pressed a piece of chux onto the latex,
finishing with another coat of latex. This was left to dry then removed and
during the day.pressed on to the various forms thrown. The latex/chux can be used many times to simply achieve an interesting surface texture.
Cameron is very giving with his knowledge
and patiently answered the many questions. He left us all inspired to get on the
wheel and start throwing.
(Thanks to Anniss Seymour for the details of this post.)
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