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Video of the Week: How to Whack Your Wheel Thrown Pottery into Shape

Everyone who is learning to throw on the pottery wheel has probably had moments when they wanted to give the clay a whack (or throw it across the room). But this doesn’t necessarily have to be a result of frustration. A good thwack can actually be a nice aesthetic touch.


In today’s video, Robin Hopper demonstrates how to throw a bowl and then square it off with a paddle to make a great surface for decorating. – Jennifer Harnetty, editor.

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To learn more about Robin Hopper or to see more images of his work, please visit http://www.chosinpottery.ca/pages/robinhopper.html.


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