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Creating a Honeycomb Pattern on a Bowl

In this video, we can see Abe Haruya from Abe_Haruya carving a honeycomb pattern onto a bowl.

Abe Haruya’s work focuses on faceting, design work on the center of bowls and plates, and simple yet elegant colors to accent his design work.

How To Create a Honeycomb Pattern on a Bowl

Abe starts planning out his design by using a pencil and making marks for each space that he will carve in. The benefits of using a pencil on greenware are that it will be burned out when it gets bisqued. On this bowl, he intricately marks out a grid system on along the entire form that goes down near the rim. He starts at the base of the bowl and slowly carves away each little section to create an intricate honeycomb pattern. An important thing to note is that when you are carving along the entire surface of a rounded object it is a good idea to have a banding wheel so that you can keep your form level and turn it with ease while carving. This way your lines and even from both marking with a pencil and staying on a level surface such as a banding wheel.

To see more of Abe’s work find him on Instagram @abe_haruya.


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