Like many of the slab ashtrays illustrated on these pages, the method of making them is extremely simple for beginners and experts. See the detailed explanation in section #3 called Making Slab Pieces.
This is a very large ashtray measuring 13" x 6" x 2" high. The coiled foot covers a large area
of the bottom. After bisque firing, a semi-translucent lemon colored gloss glaze was applied and
fired to cone 06. With the red showing thru on the decorative pressed patterns on the edges, I
think it turned out quite nicely. The center decoration was a hollow 1/2" tube pressed into the
clay to form a variety of small circles on the entire top surface. The edges were made from a
wooden block cut to form 4 ridges. This was pressed into the edge about 1/2" from the outside
and repeated the entire lip of the ashtray. The underside was not decorated with a pattern, just
the lemon glaze. (You may want to refer to page on Firing Temperatures and glazes.
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