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Pottery Video of the Week: How to Make a One-Piece Square Jar with a Thrown and Dropped Lid

Posted By Jennifer Harnetty On November 16, 2012 @ 8:00 am In Daily,Features,Video,Wheel Throwing Techniques | 4 Comments

Mark Peters sharpens the squared corners of his wheel thrown and altered jar.

Mark Peters sharpens the squared corners of his wheel thrown and altered jar.

Mark Peters returns today with another great demo of a pot with some personality. In this clip, he shows us one of his techniques for making a square jar. Square jars are often made by throwing a cylinder with no bottom, squaring it off, and then adding a slab bottom.

 

But in this demo the jar is made in one piece. Mark shares how he accentuates the interior volume and the corners and gives the pot some life. Then he makes a square variation of his thrown and dropped lid (see this post in the Ceramic Arts Daily archives for a more in-depth look at Mark’s thrown and dropped lid!). Happy Friday! – Jennifer Harnetty, editor.

 

 

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This clip was excerpted from Lively Forms and Expressive Surfaces, which is available in the Ceramic Arts Daily Bookstore.

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Wood Fired square jar, by Mark Peters. Click to enlarge!

 

See this post in the Ceramic Arts Daily archives for a more in-depth look at Mark’s thrown and dropped lid!

 

To learn more about Mark Peters or see more images of his work, please visit http://www.pinerootpottery.com/.

 

For more interesting wheel throwing techniques, download your free copy of Five Great Pottery Wheel Throwing Techniques: Tips on Throwing Complex Pottery Forms Using Basic Throwing Skills.

 
 

 

 

 


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