ANATOMY OF A PALMER PLANTER

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SOME PALMER PLANTER POTS ARE THROWN ON A POT­TER’S WHEEL (LIKE THIS LIT­TLE BEAUTY!); OTH­ERS ARE SLIP-CAST FROM

PLAS­TER MOLDS. PAT­TERNS ARE PAINTED WITH TA­PERED CAL­LIG­RA­PHY BRUSHES, WHICH HOLD LIQ­UID WELL AND RE­SULT IN SMOOTH

BRUSH­STROKES. AF­TER THE DRAINAGE HOLE IS CUT, EACH POT IS KILN-FIRED ONCE TO SET THE CLAY BE­FORE GLAZ­ING AND PAINT­ING. BE­FORE THE POT IS DIPPED IN GLAZE, THE DRAINAGE HOLE IS COV­ERED IN MASKING TAPE TO PRE­VENT GLAZE FROM COAT­ING THE IN­TE­RIOR. THE POTS ARE HELD UPSIDEDOWN AND SLOWLY DIPPED IN

GLAZE. MINIA­TURE FLOWER STAMPS ARE USED TO MARK THE BOT­TOM OF EACH POT WITH A DIS­TINC­TIVE TOUCH.

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