Trimming: the finished pottery can be repaired after drying to a certain extent. Now it can be repaired the next day in hot weather, and the time in winter and rainy days will be longer. There are many tools for trimming. Different types and parts need different tools. Trimming is an important step in continuous molding, which can make up for the shortage of blank drawing to a great extent and make up for the ideal shape.
Decoration: the decoration of Jianshui purple pottery is a big topic. Here we only talk about the decoration of this tea pot. This kind of tea pot is decorated with simple jumping knife, and the tools used are not complicated. The blade of the small hacksaw we used to use can also be used as jumping tool.
Although it is a simple decoration, it is a skill. The effect of jumping out of the knife is full of regularity, which needs to focus on decoration and control the strength to achieve the best decorative effect.
Jumping knife is generally composed of multiple lines. The thickness of the lines is different, so different jumping blades, different beating frequency and different strength are needed. The excessive connection between the lines is natural. This process is operated by hand and tested by skill.
Therefore, jumping knife decoration is not a technical work, but a pure skill work. It belongs to a distinctive decoration method and needs experience accumulation. Good jump knife decoration will add a lot of color to the work, and sometimes make amazing effect.
Air drying for burning: after the decoration is finished, continue to air dry for burning. This process takes a relatively long time. During the drying process, the water in the ceramic body continues to dissipate, and gradually presents the whitening effect.
In the process of drying, attention should also be paid to avoid exposure to the sun and strong wind to prevent the ceramic body from cracking. The cracks of ceramic body can not be made up and can only be discarded.