This is one of my first thin pots (80cm). I paid a visit to the V&A museum in London. In the ceramics department at the museum there is a video clip of a Nigerian lady making a coil pot.

I was fascinated to see how she did her coiling, so when I got back to my studio I had a go at replicating the pot she had made using her coiling method. I discovered that by overlapping the coils rather than placing them on top of each other, as I had been doing, I could make the walls of my pots much stronger and thinner.

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