September 2, 2013
Now that September is here, it’s time to start preparing for Autumn/Winter sales! It might feel a bit unseasonable to start thinking about Christmas so early, but alas, I must make timely preparations.
I posted this “how-to” on facebook last Fall, but I thought that I would share it again, this time in the blogosphere.
The making of a mugglet-
Knead a 2-3lb ball of clay.
Throw ‘er down on the wheel head.
Bring into center.
Make the top of the centered clay into a cone shape.
Open a small hole in the top of the cone and widen about an inch.
Start 1-1.5” down and start raising the clay and thinning the walls.
Once the walls of the mugglet are an even thickness, shape a nice little lip on the rim.
Trim the base of the mugglet with a bamboo tool to give it a nice tapered foot.
Cut it off the hump and set aside.
Cone up again and make another!
Make tiny clay snakes (just like the Play-doh ones that you used to eat).
Cut off a small length of the clay snake and attach (via slipping and scoring) to the mugglet once it is leather hard (usually dried over night).
Add a tiny dot to the top of the handle for a “thumb rest.”
After some glaze and a couple thousand degrees, you have yourself a finished product ready to go on the Christmas tree.