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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.

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

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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”.

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

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

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

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

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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.

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

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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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