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The Broomstick Method: Making Cylindrical Pottery Without a Pottery Wheel

Posted By Mitch Lyons On February 15, 2013 @ 8:45 am In Daily,Features,Handbuilding Techniques,Video | 5 Comments

If you love pottery, but don’t have access to all of the tools (like a potter’s wheel for instance), today’s video is for you. 

 

In this video, an excerpt from Handbuilding with Mitch Lyons, Mitch demonstrates making a seamless cylindrical form using a series of dowel rods in graduated sizes to hollow out the center. It is a great technique for handbuilding cylinders because you can really do a lot with surface texture, as Mitch demonstrates. – Jennifer Harnetty, editor.

 


 

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This clip was excerpted from Handbuilding with Mitch Lyons, which is available in the Ceramic Arts Daily Bookstore!

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For fabulous forming techniques, be sure to download your free copy of Five Great Handbuilding Techniques: Variations on Classic Techniques for Making Contemporary Handbuilt Pottery.

 


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