I thought this would be a fun video to share because of the somewhat unusual methods potter Dave Henry uses to throw his pitchers. I figure that it is always good to think outside the cylinder, so to speak, and see how others approach various ceramic processes, even if you are quite comfortable with your… Read More »
Wheel Throwing Techniques
For some people, throwing clay on the potter's wheel can be addictive. If you are one of those people, you have come to the right place. Here, professional studio potters provide instruction as well as inspiration for anyone wanting to learn, improve and master wheel throwing techniques. Browse these articles and videos for helpful information such topics as altering wheel thrown vessels or trimming large platters with complex rims.
And, if you haven't already, be sure to download your free copy of Five Great Pottery Wheel Throwing Techniques: Tips on Throwing Complex Pottery Forms Using Basic Throwing Skills, which includes detailed well-illustrated, step-by-step pottery making projects by nationally known potters, teachers and workshop presenters.
North Carolina potter Judith Duff demonstrates how to make a sake set that is thrown on the wheel and altered using several different tools and techniques. If you have never tried making sake sets, give them a shot. Then you can impress your friends by serving sake using the proper serving implements! – Jennifer… Read More »
Today, we have another video from North Carolina potter Mark Peters. In it, Mark demonstrates how to make a homemade wire faceting tool and then shows how to use it to make a lovely loosely faceted bowl on the potters wheel. Next week, we’ll show you Mark’s follow-up video on trimming and glazing these faceted… Read More »
Making citrus juicers on the wheel is a fun and deceptively simple little project. Juicers are handy additions to any kitchen and make great gifts too. In today’s Video Tip of the Week, Simon Leach demonstrates his juicer throwing technique. After a student had requested a juicer demo, Simon obliged and decided to put it… Read More »
If you want to throw big forms, but think you don’t have the muscle for it, this Video Tip of the Week is for you. For me, large pots are a challenge because of the strain they can put on my wrists and arms. So I am always looking for techniques that can help reduce… Read More »
Today Simon Leach shares another technique with us from his sunny studio in Spain. The “squashed vase” or “purse pot,” as he calls it, is a great form to try if you have grown tired of making round pots. Who said wheel-thrown pots have to be round? Watch the video, then give this technique a… Read More »
This week’s Video Tip of the Week comes to us from Ceramic Arts Daily subscriber Rikki Grace of Bluffton, Ohio. In this video, Rikki demonstrates a technique for creating split-rim vases. This easy-to-follow technique adds a touch of elegance to any vessel creating plenty of opportunities for glazes to pool and break. [flash http://ceramicartdaily.net/movie/splitrimfinito.flv mode=0]… Read More »
It is an exciting day at Ceramic Arts Daily because we are rolling out the latest addition to our repertoire: video tips and techniques! Our first video comes all the way from ceramic artist Simon Leach in Spain. In this clip, Simon shares his technique for making rolled rims on vessel forms. It is no… Read More »