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How To : Throw a ceramic vase on a potter's wheel

Ceramic vases thrown on a potter's wheel are perfect beginner's projects. Learn how to throw a vase in this free ceramics video series. Part 1 of 12 - How to Throw a ceramic vase on a potter's wheel. Throw a ceramic vase on a potter's wheel - Part 2 of 12. Click through to wat ...more

How To : Shape a tall ceramics using a potter's wheel

Check out this ceramics video sequence to learn how to shape tall pottery using a potter's wheel. Follow these easy steps by Andy Ruble to create shapelier, taller pottery. This video is great for ceramics enthusiasts. Part 1 of 2 - How to Shape a tall ceramics using a potter' ...more

How To : Trim a ceramic pot on a wheel

English pottery instructor Simon Leach has stepped out onto his lovely deck to teach us how to trim our ceramic pots on the wheel. His example piece is small cup or pot that begins the video as plain as vanilla and ends it as a wonderfully detailed piece after only 10 minutes ...more

How To : Throw a large ceramic platter on a pottery wheel

This large platter is thrown on a pottery wheel from the same piece of clay in under five minutes. See as the clay takes shape to make a large platter. Watch this video pottery making tutorial and learn how to quickly throw a large ceramic platter.

How To : Throw a simple ceramic vase on a pottery wheel

This simple vase is thrown on a pottery wheel from the same piece of clay in under six minutes. See as the clay takes shape to make a vase. Watch this video pottery making tutorial and learn how to quickly throw a simple ceramic vase.

How To : Throw a ceramic teapot on a pottery wheel

This simple teapot is thrown on a pottery wheel from the same piece of clay in under six minutes. See as the clay takes shape to make a teapot. Watch this video pottery making tutorial and learn how to quickly throw a simple ceramic teapot.

How To : Center the clay for wheel throwing ceramics

This instructional video demonstrates how to center a piece of clay on a pottery wheel. Using electric pottery wheels, a steady hand is necessary to prevent the clay from flying off center. It helps to lock one's elbows to control the clay and eventually sculpt a perfectly cen ...more

How To : Begin making lids for wheel thrown ceramics

Watch this helpful ceramics video to learn how to throw a few types of lids for wheel thrown pots. Our guide forms a gallery lid, using calipers to measure the inside distance of the rim of the pot. The calipers can then be used to adjust the width of the lid piece. Part 1 of ...more

How To : Make a plate

Watch this ceramics tutorial video to learn how to quickly make a plate on your pottery wheel. The detailed instructions in this helpful how-to video will allow intermediate potters to quickly make plates on their pottery wheels.

How To : Throw a large vessel

Watch this ceramics tutorial video to learn how to throw a large vessel on your pottery wheel. The detailed instructions in this helpful how-to video are best for intermediate potters who have some experience but have never made larger vessels. Part 1 of 2 - How to Throw a lar ...more

How To : Make mugs and handles

Watch this ceramics tutorial video to learn how to make mugs with handles using your pottery wheel. There are three types of mugs shown: a generic mug shape, a round mug, and a soup mug. The detailed instructions featured in this helpful how-to video are good for intermediate ...more

How To : Make handles

Watch this ceramics tutorial video to learn how to make handles out of clay for other pieces of pottery. The detailed instructions in this helpful how-to video are easy enough for beginners to follow, and there is no pottery wheel necessary to make these handles.

How To : Make a large soup bowl

Watch this ceramics tutorial video to learn how to throw a large soup bowl using 2.5 pounds of clay and a pottery wheel. The detailed instructions in this helpful how-to video will allow intermediate potters to easily make large soup bowls.

How To : Make a tall neck bottle

Watch this ceramics tutorial video to learn how to throw a tall necked bottle using your pottery wheel. The detailed instructions in this helpful how-to video will allow intermediate potters to make nice tall neck bottles in no time.

How To : Make ceramic lidded vessels

Watch this ceramics tutorial video to learn how to make smaller lidded vessels with your pottery wheel. Throw the lid first because it's easier to make the pot fit the lid than the other way around. The detailed instructions in this helpful how-to video will allow intermediate ...more

How To : Throw a little pot

Watch this ceramics tutorial video to learn how to throw and form little pots on your pottery wheel. Making a little pot is the same as making a big pot, just on a smaller scale. This instructional video will have you throwing beautiful little pots in no time.

How To : Pull tall cylinders

Watch this ceramics tutorial video to learn how to pull tall cylinders out of clay using your pottery wheel. This how-to video is not for beginners, but it features detailed instructions and explanations. You'll be throwing and pulling tall cylinders for vases and other types ...more

How To : Make a clay birdhouse

Learn how to make a clay birdhouse on the pottery wheel in this free ceramics video series. Part 1 of 14 - How to Make a clay birdhouse. Make a clay birdhouse - Part 2 of 14. Click through to watch this video on expertvillage.com Make a clay birdhouse - Part 3 of 14. Click thr ...more

How To : Center on the potter's wheel with clay

Perfect your ability to center on a Potter's wheel with these tips from Andy Ruble. There are several different ways to go about centering, but the general principle is to put equal pressure on the top and side of the ball of clay and clay has no choice but to go in the middle ...more

How To : Decorate ceramics with a torch

Try using a blowtorch to dry the outer portion of a ceramic pot. While the clay is still on the pottery wheel, cut light marks into the outer wall of the pot. Dry the outermost layer of wet clay with a blowtorch. When you continue to stretch and form the wet clay on the wheel, ...more

How To : Do ceramic detail on trimming & sealing

Simon Leach teaches you how to do ceramic trimming and sealing. You wet the top of the pot and place it on the wheel. You push down on the bottom, sealed side, when the wheel is spinning. You use the trim tool to cut into the base side. You do this at an angle and make sure yo ...more

How To : Throw a pot using two rubber ribs

Watch this instructional ceramics video to learn how to throw and shape with two ribs at the same time. Learn some basic tips of coning on a pottery wheel by squeezing slowly all the way up. It's another process in the wedging department that compresses the clay. Once you get ...more

How To : Lift a clay piece off a wheel and dry a pot

This helpful video explains the logic involved when contemplating drying processes for ceramics. You will learn the correct way to lift a piece off the wheel, cover the pot, and measure the varying stages of drying clay. The instructor also includes a brief desciption of diffe ...more

How To : Throw a rounded jewelry box

Watch this ceramics tutorial video to learn how to throw a rounded jewelry box using clay and your pottery wheel. This how-to video is geared toward intermediate potters with some experience in the wheel. The tips in this instructional video will help you throw a great rounded ...more

How To : Throw a jewelry box

Watch this ceramics tutorial video to learn how to throw a jewelry box using clay and a pottery wheel. This how-to video is best for beginner to intermediate potters with some experience with the pottery wheel. The tips in this instructional video will help you throw your own ...more

How To : Throw a curvy bowl for raku

Watch this ceramics tutorial video to learn how to throw a curvy bowl for raku firing using clay and your pottery wheel. This helpful how-to video is best for intermediate potters with some experience using the wheel. This instructional video will allow you to quickly and easi ...more

How To : Throw a rounded raku bowl

Watch this ceramics tutorial video to learn how to throw a rounded raku bowl using clay and a pottery wheel. This helpful how-to video contains detailed instructions good for intermediate potters who have a little experience with the pottery wheel. This instructional video wil ...more

How To : Throw a beer tankard

Watch this ceramics tutorial video to learn how to throw a beer tankard using clay and your pottery wheel. This helpful how-to video contains detailed instructions that are good for beginner to intermediate potters who have used a wheel before but have never thrown a beer tank ...more

How To : Throw a clay churn on a pottery wheel

Stephen Hawks, resident potter in Westville, Georgia demonstrates how to throw a churn on a foot-wheel in two joined pieces. This fully functional clay churn can be used to make butter. Learn how to throw clay onto a foot-wheel pottery wheel to shape a butter churn by watching ...more

How To : Make a ceramic casserole dish

Wedging clay on the pottery wheel should knock out all the air bubbles. See how to wedge potter's clay for throwing a casserole dish on the pottery wheel in this free ceramics video. Part 1 of 11 - How to Make a ceramic casserole dish. Make a ceramic casserole dish - Part 2 of ...more

How To : Make ceramic mugs

The potter's wheel is a great tool for making clay pots including ceramic mugs. Learn how to make ceramic mugs using the potter's wheel in this free video series. Part 1 of 16 - How to Make ceramic mugs. Make ceramic mugs - Part 2 of 16. Click through to watch this video on ex ...more

How To : Replace the Brakes on a Porsche 944 S2

This article will show you to replace the brakes of your Porsche 944 S2 vehicle. First watch the video below. The video has a German soundtrack, but English subtitles are added to YouTube. If you don't see them by default, just press the "CC" button below the video in the cont ...more

How To : Throw double bowls on a pottery wheel

Double bowls are bowls that are connected together, such as a container that can be used for dip and salsa. This tutorial shows you how you can throw two similar bowls and attach them to create your own ceramic double bowls. Part 1 of 2 - How to Throw double bowls on a pottery ...more

How To : Throw a large clay vase on a pottery wheel

This video pottery-making tutorial demonstrates the entire process of a large clay vase. Watch as this ceramic clay vase takes shape from the interplay between the skilled and nimble fingers of the craftsmen, the lump of clay, and the potter's wheel. The finished product is tr ...more

How To : Wedge clay before throwing on a pottery wheel

This video pottery making tutorial demonstrates wedging clay before throwing it on the potters wheel. This is really important because it eliminates air bubbles in your clay while throwing. Learn how to wedge clay for ceramic pottery by watching this instructional video.

How To : Throw a 7 pound flowerpot with Simon Leach

Simon Leach has taught us a lot about ceramics and pottery in his many videos. In this concise one he demonstrates for all you at-home potters out there how to make a 3 kilogram (6 pound 10 ounce) flowerpot on the wheel. As you can see at the end of the video, that is a pretty ...more

How To : Knead clay for flower pots and then make them

Simon Leach, the worldwide leader in free bilingual ceramics instruction, spends this installment of his video series first kneading clay in preperation for potting, then throws said clay into some flower pots on his wheel. Pottery lessons at their finest.

How To : Put a handle on a ceramic mug

When you're putting a handle on a mug, you need to think about the state of the clay of both the mug and the handle. The ceramic clay needs to be a bit harder and drier than right after coming off the pottery wheel or being sculpted, but not so dry that the clay won't stick. C ...more

How To : Throw a big ceramics bowl with clay

Check out this instructional ceramics video to learn how to throw a big ceramics bowl with clay. Learn how to center a larger piece of clay: get into a ball, slap it on the wheel, center it as best as you can before you get it wet. Practice your ceramics making skills with thi ...more

How To : Make a large pitcher

Watch this ceramics tutorial video to learn how to make a large pitcher or jug out of clay using a pottery wheel. This how-to video contains detailed instructions that are best for intermediate potters. This instructional video will help you make large pitchers and jugs yourse ...more

How To : Throw a squashed vase

Watch this ceramics tutorial video to learn how to throw a squashed vase using clay and a pottery wheel. This how-to video offers detailed instructions that are not geared for beginners--a decent amount of experience is needed for this project. Intermediate potters will be thr ...more

How To : Trim bowls

Watch this ceramics tutorial video to learn how to trim your bowls using the pottery wheel and some trimming tools. The instructions in this how-to video are very detailed and best for beginner to intermediate potters with some experience. These tips will help you improve your ...more

How To : Trim raku pieces

Watch this ceramics tutorial video to learn how to trim your raku pieces. This how-to video is best for potters with some experience with the pottery wheel. The tips in this instructional video will help you easily trim your raku pieces.

How To : Throw a raku pot with lugs

Watch this ceramics tutorial video to learn how to throw a raku pot with lugs using clay and your pottery wheel. This helpful how-to video contains detailed instructions that are best for beginning to intermediate potters. This instructional video will have you throwing raku p ...more

How To : Throw a bread crock

Watch this ceramics tutorial video to learn how to throw a breadcrock using clay and a pottery wheel. This how-to video is best for intermediate potters. The instructions in this video will have you throwing your own bread crock in no time. Part 1 of 2 - How to Throw a bread c ...more

How To : Make a goblet stem

Watch this ceramics tutorial video to learn how to throw a goblet stem on a pottery wheel. This instructional video is not for beginners, but it does include very detailed explanations and instructions. This how-to video will have you throwing beautiful goblet stems in no time.

How To : Center a large piece of clay

Watch this ceramics tutorial video to learn some good ways to center large amounts of clay. The example used in this instructional video is a 15-pound lump of clay. This how-to video will teach you how to easily center larger amounts of clay on your pottery wheel.

How To : Make a stretched platter

Watch this ceramics tutorial video to learn how to make a stretched or oval platter using a pottery wheel. This how-to video on throwing a stretched or oval platter offers detailed instructions and demonstrations, but it is not for beginners.

How To : Throw a vase neck

Watch this ceramics tutorial video to learn how to throw a vase neck using clay and a pottery wheel. This how-to video is not for beginners as it assumes a certain degree of skill. You'll be throwing vase necks like a pro using the tips offered in this instructional video.

How To : Wedge and knead a piece of clay for pottery making

Wedging and kneading is essential before throwing clay on a pottery wheel, or shaping by hand, in order to get rid of air bubbles that may cause the pottery to explode while firing in the kiln. There are many different techniques to wedge and knead, but this video ceramic desi ...more

How To : How to throw a medieval pot

Watch this Medieval pottery demonstration by Jim Newboult of Trinity Court Potteries at an English Heritage Living History event at Kenilworth Castle. This pottery wheel is not a kick wheel. It's an incredibly silent hand powered pottery wheel. This ceramics demonstration will ...more

How To : Use a potter's wheel and throw pottery

Those looking to begin making pottery, will benefit from the instruction provided by this video pottery tutorial. Center the clay, force the clay to mold to your hand rather than molding the clay, and start throwing pottery. Learn how to use a potter's wheel and begin working ...more

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