Introduction To Throwing Pottery

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Beginning Pottery Wheel and Pottery Wheel Classes on Throwing Pottery

Throwing Pottery Beginning Pottery Wheel

Wheel Clay & Wheel Throwing are covered.  Throwing Clay on a Ceramics Wheel can produce so much fun, and not to mention some Great Pottery! For a beginning pottery wheel video, this one is the best.

My Introduction to Throwing Video has helped thousands improve their throwing
skills. The video begins with Wheel Throwing Basics, The Basics of Centering, opening, and
pulling up a wall, then progresses step by step through more complex
techniques. You will learn to throw plates, platters, saucers, mugs,
cups, bowls, pitchers, how to trim, pull handles, make spouts and more.
I cannot make you a master potter in two weeks, but this video will
show you the basics in a way you can understand and assimilate. If you
are thinking of beginning, this video will start you right; if you have
tried with little success, it will change your experience. If you think
you are already pretty good, it will make you better; if you are only
interested in learning about the process, it will be fascinating.

53 minutes Digital Video

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This course is an excellent course in learning the techniques for successful pottery making.

Did You Know?

The first known use of potter’s wheel was in 1567.

The Definition of potter’s wheel:

A usually horizontal disk revolving on a vertical spindle and carrying the clay being shaped by a potter.

Courtesy: Merriam-Webster

Why on earth do they call it throwing?

Clay appears in Old English as claeg and means exactly the same thing it does today. To find the root for clay, we have to go back to the Indo-European root *glei- meaning to glue, paste, stick together. To throw. Potters at Marshall Pottery in Texas describe their work at the potters wheel as turning.

What does throwing mean in pottery?

Throwing as a General Term:

When people talk about throwing pottery, they generally mean the process from the time the clay touches the wheel to the time the wheel is stopped. In this more general (and most commonly used) sense, throwing is the entire activity of shaping the clay on the potter’s wheel.

What is wheel thrown pottery?

In pottery, a potter’s wheel is a machine used in the shaping (known as throwing) of round ceramic ware. The wheel may also be used during the process of trimming the excess body from dried ware, and for applying incised decoration or rings of colour.

What is kneading clay called?

Before using clay for a project, you need to prepare it by kneading it, also known as wedging.


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Prior to using Jepson’s stainless steel rib # C, I struggled to get a nice shape inside, the one continuous curve concept eluded me. I never dreamed how easy it could be to make a bowl.

Mike Lester

Mt. Dora FL

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