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Pottery Video of the Week: Great Tips for Throwing Great Plates on the Pottery Wheel

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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. It came back to me fairly easily, but this week, after watching Bill van Gilder’s Pottery Techniques DVD (which has just arrived in the CAD Bookstore!), I picked up a few new 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

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This clip was excerpted from Bill van Gilder’s Pottery Techniques, which is now available in the Ceramic Arts Daily Bookstore!

To learn more about Bill Van Gilder or see images of his work, please visit http://www.vangilderpottery.com.