From @gus_thepothead_ - Many people have been asking me about collar pulling. It’s a wonderful technique to use when the clay is beginning to stress out or become too thin/wide towards the top. The key is to have a very wet surface, you need your hands to slide freely, as you compress. I start towards the bottom, compressing the base, then move your hands in unison, upwards, narrowing the cylinder as you move. Don’t be afraid if it wobbles, it’ll straighten itself out when you reach the top. If you have any questions, or want to see anything else, let me know. Hope this helps :) #collarpulls
How underrated are pin badges by the way? The answer is very! Not everyone is captivated by a sparkley brooch and although there can be some gems found in vintage stores and charity shops they can look a little dated an difficult to style with an everyday outfit.
So why not try a pin badge… And no we’re not talking your run of the mill round badge with an Anarchy sign hidden amongst the million others on your eastpak rucksack. Badges have come a long way as the examples from HoodRat Rough Diamond show above.
Pin it one of these to your favourite custom denim tiedye jacket or between the collar lapels of a shirt for an extra little edge.