The latest one I made with a little extra clay at the rim which I then split after completing all my pulls and cleaning. I let it sit for just a few minutes so it was still pretty wet when I pushed the outer rim into the inner rim in spaces all around the rim.
|Pinching with a Rib|
You'll notice that the edge of the rib is covered with my chamois. I do this to make that indentation a little softer. I find it more ascetically pleasing and I don't get as much cracking.
|The Pinched Rim|
The next day I rolled out a slab and let that dry for a bit, I wanted it to be the same dampness as the clay. Once they were close enough I cut the slab into an oval using the ring as a guide. Then I did a lot of slipping and scoring so the ring would attach well to the slab, I also go around the inside seam with a coil. This adds strength and makes a nice smooth transition. A little paddling and rolling on the bottom also helps to make a nice, firm attachment.
|Oval Casserole with Decorative Rim|
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