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.
Today I am doing just that with a clip from a new documentary. Produced by the American Museum of Ceramic Art, the film is called “Collaboration: The Ceramic Art of Tom Coleman and Frank Boyden” and it is a darn good one. This beautifully shot video traces the nearly three-decade partnership of these two master (sorry Tom, I know you don’t like that word) potters. Like any good art documentary, it includes footage of the two artists deftly working and provides insight into what makes this joint venture so successful. So sit back, watch the clip and enjoy!
Sometimes I feel like I was born in the wrong era because I just love old things: antiques, weathered old buildings, vintage clothing. If you can relate, then you’ll love today’s feature because we’re going to show you how to create a crackled, craggy texture on your pottery. Canadian potter Robin Hopper explains how some heating, some stretching and a little sodium silicate can transform a freshly thrown pot into what looks like a weathered antique.
Since we were already thinking big this week (see Wednesday’s post on Morten Løbner Espersen’s largescale ceramic art installation), I thought today’s video would be a fitting one. It comes to us all the way from Gaya Ceramic Designs in Bali, Indonesia. Potter Marcello Massoni demonstrates how he produces huuuuuuuuge vases on the pottery wheel by throwing them in sections (and he makes it look so easy!).
And since there is no narration on this video, below we’ve posted further explanation of the process in the form of step-by-step instruction. Check out the video and the step-by-step, then try a tall order of your own! – Jennifer Harnetty, editor.
I know what you’re thinking; Sherman just wanted to run this video clip because he likes bourbon. Well, that may be a fact, but it’s not the only reason I find this clip interesting. It also happens to be informative and educational. And look at that slip texture! Watching Matt slip these bottles is like watching a tightrope walker—too much or too little just won’t work. And there’s a lot more where this came from on Matt’s full DVD Vessels for Victory: Line, Gesture and Movement. We all can use a little victory now and then. — Sherman Hall, Ceramic Arts Daily
Do you ever feel like you’re just watching the wheel spin? Around and around go the pots, and off the wheel they go to the drying shelf, only to dry round, be bisque fired round, be glazed round—you see the pattern. But no longer!
Now, I’m not going to say that making square pots from the wheel is easy, even though Mike and Karen Baum make it look easy, but I will say that it can become easy, especially if you follow their simple instructions presented here. For a bit more depth, check out the expanded version of this article that was published in the November/December 2008 issue of Pottery Making Illustrated. Heck, while you’re at it, you may want to subscribe. You know what they say; be there or be…well, not round anyway.