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.
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.