My pottery creations on and off the wheel.

How To: Terracotta Chicken Waterer

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Even the pottery is all about the chooks today!  So this time it’s a how to:  for an automatic water thingy for the chooks.


Step One: joining the two slab built shapes together with slip and a soft coil.


Step Two: smoothing the inside join with a very technical tool called “sponge attached with a zip tie and green tape to a metal rod”.


Step Three: pulled a handle for the top to hang or pick it up.


Step Four: scratch and attach with slip adding soft coils to strengthen the join.


Step Five: adding a fluted edge to the base of the feeder using the thumb and first two fingers.


Step Six: score and add slip the base to attach the top of the feeder.


Step Seven: add a soft coil and blend this in to strengthen the join. Leave the opening free to allow filling and dispensing of water.


Will get the chooks to test it out for me next!


Author: Danielle

There are two things that without, I wouldn't recognise my life. One is my cheeky beagle Baxter who answers to all sorts of endearments starting with "B" except his actual name :-) and my pottery. They both make me happy and hopeful.

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