There are so many wonderful ways to alter wheel thrown pottery into interesting shapes beyond the round. One of these techniques, darting, borrows from sewing and is a great way to take a simple cylinder and give it a little oomph!


Today, Lorna Meaden, past and future Potters Council workshop presenter, demonstrates how she darts a wheel-thrown pitcher to alter the shape. She also explains how darting can work really well on pots with handles because of the extra negative space that is created between the handle and the dart. As a bonus, she also quickly shows a really cool way to make a beautiful refined foot that requires little or no trimming. Enjoy! – Jennifer Harnetty, editor.

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