I have been making bowls and adding feet a day or two later while the bowl is upside down. The feet on these 2 bowls kind of gave me a headache when I looked at them. I think the foot on the left is a little too high, but a bigger problem is that it is way too heavy looking for the bowl on top of it.
The one on the right is just the opposite, with a heavy bowl and a stilted little dashed foot. It looks so precarious. What was I thinking? I am really trying to figure that out so I don’t make the same mistakes again.
Both of the bowls were made with a drape mold and the other parts added later. When I put the foot on, the clay is not hard enough to turn over to see how it will look. All of the bowls are similar but different so I can’t do the same thing each time.
Often I get it right and the foot fits and balances the bowl, but more times than I would like, I don’t. Sometimes they are off in small ways, but sometimes they are way off, like these two. What do you do to figure out the height, and width of the foot? What am I not thinking about or thinking about incorrectly? Is there a formula I don’t know about. (If so, I really hope it has really easy math!)