Making a double facet is similar to making a single facet, you just have more opportunities to cut through your wall. Wheee!
You'd do everything the same as when making the single faceted pot but before you start cutting with your faceting tool you'll make a light line in the middle of the pot. Make the line while the wheel is spinning so the line is completely around the pot. Now when you make your first cut you'll bring the tool just down to that line then stop and cut off your piece. I like to bring the tool over to the side a little bit so that the textured lines meet at an angle, but that's just personal preference. Do this around the entire top half of the piece.
|Faceting the Top Half|
Next move the piece so that one of the corners of the upper facet is facing you. Insert the wire of the tool into the clay just under this point. Again, cut straight down very carefully. When you get to the bottom you can either make another angle cut or cut straight down. It's an aesthetic choice, try both and see which look you like best. I like cutting at an angle and leaving some clay if I'm going to be glazing the piece with a runny glaze. The lip will help catch the glaze.
|Starting the Second Facet Layer|
|Double Faceted Mug|
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