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Wheel Throwing Video: It’s Raining Cats and Frogs! How to Turn Wheel Thrown Functional Pottery into Clay Animal Sculptures

Do you love throwing on the pottery wheel, but get tired of making functional pottery? Well, it doesn’t have to be that way! As potters Don Ellis and Randy Brodnax playfully demonstrate in today’s pottery video, with a little imagination, you can turn your pots into all manner of creatures great and small. Don shows us how to alter a pot into a cat sculpture, while Randy makes a frog out of a pot he slammed onto the ground after throwing. Use their techniques as a jumping-off point and see what critters you can come up with. – Jennifer Harnetty, editor.

Did you like the surface on Randy’s frog pot?
Watch this video in the Ceramic Arts Daily archives to learn how he did it!

Today’s video was excerpted from Pottree: Wedge to Fire,
which is available in the Ceramic Arts Daily Bookstore!