A few weeks ago, a student of mine asked me if I could demonstrate throwing a plate for him. It had been a while since I threw a plate so I had to sort of refresh myself the process as I went along. Throwing plates came back to me fairly easily, but this week, after watching Bill van Gilder's Pottery Techniques DVD (which is available in the CAD Bookstore!), I picked up a few new plate throwing tips that it would have been nice to share with my student.
So, for this week's pottery video of the week, I have excerpted Bill's plate throwing demo from the DVD. If you are looking for a plate throwing refresher course, or are starting from scratch, this clip is an excellent reference! - Jennifer Harnetty, Editor
An Excellent Guide to Throwing Plates on the Pottery Wheel
by Bill van Gilder
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This clip was excerpted from Bill van Gilder's Pottery Techniques DVD, which is available in the Ceramic Arts Daily Bookstore!
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