In today’s video, an excerpt from Stephen Jepson’s DVD How to Throw Large Pots, potter Bill Gossman shows us his method for making a large vase in two wheel-thrown sections. Bill has a couple of tricks up his sleeves that I hadn’t thought of previously, such as a great technique for centering large amounts of clay. So, check it out!
Today (and this weekend) we are having a sale on one of our popular DVDs: Jake Allee’s Assembly Required: Building Complex Pottery Forms by Throwing, Altering, and Assembling. So to give you a taste of Jake’s processes, I thought I would share this clip from his Hex Jar project. The clip is a good one because not only does Jake explain the cool way he makes his quilted texture, but he also gives an excellent explanation of each step of the throwing process. If you struggle with throwing, this video is for you.
Lorna Meaden considers all the details when designing a new form. That’s why when she came up with a new mug form recently, she decided to carry her mishima decoration around the corner of the rim to the inside of the pot. But this decoration didn’t start in the decorating phase. Paying attention to every detail, Lorna decided that it would make more of a visual impact to throw an interior ridge where the mishima decoration would stop and a different glaze would take over – a beautiful touch that makes for a successful form. In this video, an excerpt from her DVD Integrating Form & Surface with Porcelain, she shows us the cool trick she came up with to make the ridge.
A couple of years ago, master potter Tom Turner decided to record one of his two-day workshops and make it into a DVD. Today, we are presenting an excerpt from that, in which Tom explains the considerations he makes when making lidded forms.
Wheel Throwing Video: Making a Multi-Part Altered Vase on the Pottery Wheel
Today, the Ceramic Arts Daily offices are closed and we are all scurrying about doing last minute holiday preparations. But we didn’t want to leave you hanging, so we are presenting a blast from the past Robin Hopper video. In this clip from his full length DVD Advanced Throwing on the Potter’s Wheel: Extended… Read More »
One way to minimize your trimming agony is to throw your
pots with thinner bottoms, remove any excess
clay at the bottom in the throwing stage, and then cut the pot off the
wheel with a wiggle wire for some extra interest. Bill van Gilder
takes this one step further by giving the edges a nice finished look.
He does this in three different ways and, in today’s video clip, he
shares them. He also shares a great idea for attaching your pot to the
wheelhead for trimming.