Pot proportions and wall thickness

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Pot proportions and wall thickness

Post  mrcasey on Fri Aug 16, 2013 12:18 am

I’m still working on slab building and have been using ¼” (wet) slab thickness for up to
14” long rectangular pots. I'd like to hear peoples opinions on wall thickness - both in terms of aesthetics and structural integrity. At what size pot do I need to thicken my walls to, say, 3/8”? Also, should I thin them down to 1/8” for mame pots?

thanks,
Casey

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Re: Pot proportions and wall thickness

Post  Marty Weiser on Fri Aug 16, 2013 1:22 am

1/4" wet seems a little thin to me for a 14" long pot. I would probably use 5/16" for 9 to 14" long, and 3/8" for up to about 20". That is mostly from an aesthetic standpoint. An out turned rim could have an edge that is thinner. The shallow 4-5" diameter pots I threw for glaze samples were about 1/4" or a bit thinner and I thought they looked good.

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