Daily Archives: May 4, 2011

Make a wheel-thrown sink basin

Granite sinks, glass sinks, clay sinks, copper sinks. Designer basins hit the home shows about five years ago. I’ve seen some gorgeous ones and have oohed and ahed over a number of them. It never occurred to me that I could make one myself. It is now on my agenda for a project. For me, it will mean using a drape mold, as I’m no longer throwing, but that is fine. Maybe in late summer…. I found a good demo by Mark Knott and thought you’d like it, too. He throws a low cylinder, then concentrates solely on the interior.  The first video is about 10-minutes long, so loses sound at a certain point, but one can clearly see what he does throughout. Knott’s basin is smallish and has a substantial lip. He uses a giant rib, the likes of which I’ve never seen before, as he carefully works on the inner well. Another video follows, one showing him trimming what looks like a smaller basin. Enjoy! I’ll follow up with more on this subject.


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