The sequence displayed at right details the process of forming a 16 inch Rim Sink. This basic blank is frequently altered by inverting the bowl on foam forms to facilitate resizing the blank as required.
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|Ram Pressing – |
is a method for forming clay under extreme pressure to create stable high density forms. Presses are normally used to duplicate molded forms without any skilled alteration.
At Water Stone - we use this tool quite differently. Our master sink is hand thrown (using traditional methods) to create the original model for our working dies. We have only one 18 inch diameter die set which we use to form sink blanks which we resize and reform using traditional throwing skills. We make both Rimmed Style Sinks and Vessels Style Sinks sized from 12 inch OD to 18 OD from this single press formed blank. I developed this hybrid process to combine the advantages of high density press forming and the versatility of hand alteration and finish detailing.
Wheel altering pressed forms requires considerable skill. Although it is easier to throw sinks using traditional methods - our peculiar method produces a superior product by combining the best of traditional and industrial processes.