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Massage Series evolved from Fluid Series and is intimately related. In Massage Series however, the excised portions of clay are taken from the base of the vessel and the walls are then pushed off-centre and re-joined to create an uneven base line. This ‘unevenness’ is then thrown (massaged) into, up, down and around the wall so that the whole wall is an undulating mass. Various types of rims have been worked on that seek to highlight the undulations.  Massage is often a multi-directional movement and this technique reverses the convention of only throwing upward on the potter’s wheel. Shapes explored have been mainly flat-based dishes with straight or slightly angled-in walls, pouring vessels, small jugs and containers.

 

 

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