How to Build a Potters Wheel

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 : 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

How To : Center a piece of clay on a potter's wheel

There are two rules to throwing clay on a potters wheel: keep the clay wet and keep the clay spinning. Centering clay can be tricky, but alignment is necessary to make an even pottery piece. Learn how to center a piece of clay on a potter's wheel by watching this video pottery ...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 : Throw a clay bottle on the potter's wheel

The various elements needed to throw a bottle on the wheel should be combined in the right order. Learn about throwing a bottle on the pottery wheel in this free ceramics video. Throw a clay bottle on the potter's wheel - Part 1 of 16. Click through to watch this video on expe ...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 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 : 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 and carve a double walled pottery vase

This video illustrate how to throw and carve a double walled pottery vase. Here are the following steps.Step 1: First of all take a potters wheel.Step 2: Now take clay and put it on the wheel and rotate the wheel.Step 3: Make inner and outer partition and slowly shape the inne ...more

How To : Draw ceramic pots

The video is without voice. It describes abstract art. First a swirl of rings is formed which indicates potter's wheel. Four big pots of different styles are formed of which one has handles. Two earthen small shaped vessels with pointed tip is formed and also there is one very ...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 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 : 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 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 : 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 : 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 pottery bowls

In this video series, our expert will demonstrate how to make pottery bowl forms. Throwing bowls on a pottery wheel is a wonderful and creative art form that produces useful household items. Let our expert show you how to wedge the clay for large and small pottery bowls, how t ...more

How To : Throw a clay pottery fruit bowl

To throw a clay pottery fruit bowl, place a lump of clay on the potter's wheel and wet it with water. Use the foot pedals to spin the wheel while shaping the clay with your hands. Draw the clay up and then use your thumbs to create an indentation in the center of the clay. App ...more

How To : Throw a terracotta long tom flower pot

You start out with putting a rater big lump of clay on the potter's wheel (the turn table if you want) and make sure you got water close by. By using your hands and your fingers you then start to shape the clay lump into the size you want it. Keeping both the clay and the hand ...more

How To : Throw a clay corner wall vase with Simon Leach

Making a round clay vase on a wheel that will hang properly in a corner may sound like a challenge, but with Simon Leach to teach you, even an amateur at-home potter should be able to complete this ceramics project. If you want to avoid griping like he does throughout this vid ...more

How To : Pierce carve a clay pottery bowl

Ingleton Pottery demonstrates how to pierce carve a clay pottery bowl. First, form your bowl on a potter's wheel. Then take a blade to the undried clay bowl and score your design into the bowl using the piercing technique. Gently press out the design so that the clay is remove ...more

How To : Throw a big pottery mixing bowl

First of all you have to put some clay over the potter wheel. Now add some water and then press hard with your fingers at the bottom. Now slowly release the pressure of your hands and bring your hands upwards while slowly releasing the pressure. This shall form an inverted con ...more

How To : Finish a lidded clay box

Simon Leach of Simon Leach Ceramics shows how to finish a lidded box, thrown on a potter's wheel. When cutting into the box, make sure to do so with a cut slanting downwards so that the lid is less prone to falling off. Proceed to smooth off the exterior of the box, beginning ...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 candlestick holders

Ceramic candlestick holders are unique and easy to make. Learn how to create your own with simple potter's wheel techniques in this free ceramics video series. Part 1 of 6 - How to Make ceramic candlestick holders. Make ceramic candlestick holders - Part 2 of 6. Click through ...more

How To : Make double-walled pottery vessels

In this how-to ceramics video series, learn from artist Susan Ting how to make a double-walled teapot on a potter's wheel and how to carve intricate designs into the clay. This artist will teach you how to center the clay on the potter's wheel, how to pull the inner wall of th ...more

How To : Make a ceramic cylinder

Ceramic cylinders make the foundation for many other pottery forms. Learn how to throw a cylinder shape on the potter's wheel with this free ceramics video series. Part 1 of 16 - How to Make a ceramic cylinder. Make a ceramic cylinder - Part 2 of 16. Click through to watch thi ...more

How To : Make a ceramic plate

Ceramic plates thrown on the potter's wheel are simple projects anyone can learn. Find out how to start throwing plates with expert tips in this free ceramics video series. Part 1 of 16 - How to Make a ceramic plate. Make a ceramic plate - Part 2 of 16. Click through to watch ...more

How To : Make a large ceramic platter

Large ceramic platters require a large amount of clay on the potter's wheel. Learn how to create your own ceramic platter with this free ceramics video series. Part 1 of 16 - How to Make a large ceramic platter. Make a large ceramic platter - Part 2 of 16. Click through to wat ...more

How To : Make a ceramic covered jar

Making a ceramic covered jar requires precise measurements for a properly fitting lid. Learn how to throw a covered jar on the potter's wheel with this free ceramics video series. Part 1 of 16 - How to Make a ceramic covered jar. Make a ceramic covered jar - Part 2 of 16. Clic ...more

How To : Make a clay pottery pitcher

Making pottery pitchers with clay is a fun and creative art project that can be done with a potter's wheel and a few basic tools. Learn how to make a clay pottery pitcher in this free pottery lesson video from a ceramics artist and sculptor. Part 1 of 16 - How to Make a clay p ...more

How To : Learn advanced pottery techniques

Get a potter's wheel and learn how to do advanced pottery with expert tips and advice in this free video. Part 1 of 21 - How to Learn advanced pottery techniques. Learn advanced pottery techniques - Part 2 of 21. Click through to watch this video on expertvillage.com Learn adv ...more

How To : Pottery for beginners

Get a potter's wheel and learn how to do advanced pottery with expert tips and advice in this free video. Part 1 of 22 - How to Pottery for beginners. Pottery for beginners - Part 2 of 22. Click through to watch this video on expertvillage.com Pottery for beginners - Part 3 of ...more

How To : Make a clay pottery salsa bowl

Making pottery bowls with clay is a fun and creative art project that can be done with a potter's wheel and a few basic tools. Learn how to make a clay pottery salsa bowl in this free pottery lesson video from a ceramics artist and sculptor. Part 1 of 21 - How to Make a clay p ...more

How To : Make ceramic flower pots

In this video series, our expert potter will demonstrate how to make ceramic flower pots and vases. You will get easy to follow step-by-step instructions on how to wedge and prepare clay, and how to throw a variety of flower pots on the pottery wheel. You will also get tips an ...more

How To : Make pottery cups and vases

In this video series our expert will demonstrate how to make pottery cups and vases. Pottery cylinders can range in size and shape, but are quite useful and beautiful. Our expert will demonstrate how to wedge, center and form clay into cups and vases. You will also learn how t ...more

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