Today, in a clip from his full-length DVD, Get a Handle On It, Tony Clennell demonstrates a couple of great methods for making attractive coil-built handles for functional pottery.
You may think bigger is better, but it bigger is not necessarily more difficult. As Tony Clennell demonstrates in his DVD Taking the Macho Out of Bigware, the size of a pot has more to do with technique than with muscle. A few basic throwing techniques — and a clever trick or two — will get you on your way to increasing the scale of what you can make and what you can imagine. In this clip, Tony demonstrates how to make a large vase in two parts.
A great handle is capable of making an ordinary pot exceptional! Learn a variety of handle making techniques that will take your work into a new realm. In this video handles are pulled, thrown, hand built, altered and discussed.
Making big pots is a matter of technique and not strength. You will learn to make pots two to three times the scale you are presently working at. Vases, bowls, large casseroles and jugs are demonstrated. The techniques shown will open a new range of vessel possibilities that are enhanced by their scale.
In an excerpt from his DVD Get a Handle on It, potter Tony Clennell shares his expert advice on handle pulling. Tony shows us that, with a little practice and patience, great-looking pulled handles are within any potter’s grasp. Watch the video!
In this excerpt from his great full-length DVD, Get a Handle On It, Tony Clennell demonstrates a nifty little way to add interest to handles on pottery.
Wheel Throwing Video: Macho Schmacho – How to Throw Hefty Pots on the Pottery Wheel Without Much Muscle
Tony Clennell demonstrates how to make a super cool and super big salad bowl, or “Roman bowl” as he calls it, by throwing it in sections on the pottery wheel.