While attending a workshop, I watched Mark Issenberg create one of his
signature pieces: a tall vase, thrown in three pieces, embellished with
decorative handles. The making of the vase is described in the
Today, Dick Lehman shares his techniques for throwing “dancing” baking dishes on the potter’s wheel, a technique inspired by a demonstration at a workshop years ago.
I am happy to announce that Three Great Throwing Techniques: Tips for Throwing Complex Pottery Forms Using Basic Throwing Skills
is now available for download! To give you an idea of the great stuff
featured in this collection, I am posting an excerpt today.
In this clear and concise video, Mark demonstrates how to make bowls with beautiful undulating rims using a couple of simple tools.
In this great instructional pottery video, potter Nan Rothwell demonstrates throwing a pitcher in two parts on the pottery wheel, covering such processes as throwing in sections, bellying-out a form, making a spout, attaching a handle, and more.
Wheel Throwing Video: Who Says You Need Water to Throw Pots? Ayumi Horie’s Unique Dry Throwing Method
In this video, Rosendale, New York, potter Ayumi Horie demonstrates her unconventional “dry throwing” method, along to some great tunes by Lullatone.
In this excerpt from his full-length DVD Vessels for Victory, Matt Long demonstrates his mug-throwing technique and explains that making mugs is a great way to warm up in the studio. After all, you are more likely to let go and try new ideas when you are only working with one pound of clay.
Wheel Throwing Video: Throw, Dry, Add Coil, Repeat – Using the Coil and Throw Method to Make Large Pottery
In today’s pottery video, potter Gil Stengel demonstrates the coil and throw method for making large pots.
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.
Wheel Throwing Video: Combining Wheel Throwing and Slab Building Techniques to Create a Functional Baking Dish
In today’s video, potter Laura Ross demonstrates how to make lovely and functional thrown and altered baking dish with a slab built lid.