Brushing up on my throwing skills and math skills this week.Upon occasion, I have a customer that would like a dish to be a specific size. For more accuracy, I’m finding math helps!
I want to make a dish that will be 5 inches after the final firing.
The clay I use to make the dish shrinks 12%.
What size should I make the dish to start with?
Going back to my algebra days…
So, my starting size would be 5.68 inches; although, I would most likely round up to 5 3/4 inches. 5 3/4 inches is certainly easier to find on the ruler than 5.68 inches! I’m curious to learn how all this math and measuring will help my throwing accuracy! Stay tuned! 😉