Where Does Pottery Come From

How To : Make pottery clay

Learn how to make pottery clay for ceramics by either mixing the clay or digging it out of the ground in this free ceramics video tutorial. Part 1 of 15 - How to Make pottery clay. Make pottery clay - Part 2 of 15. Click through to watch this video on expertvillage.com Make po ...more

How To : Glaze pottery inside and outside

Watch this ceramics tutorial video to learn how to use some more advanced glazing techniques to make the inside different than the outside. The detailed instructions in this helpful how-to video are best for intermediate to advanced potters who want to glaze both the inside an ...more

How To : Use an electric pottery kiln

Using an electric pottery kiln requires knowledge of the equipment and proper maintenance. Learn how to use an electric pottery kiln in this free ceramics video series. Part 1 of 9 - How to Use an electric pottery kiln. Use an electric pottery kiln - Part 2 of 9. Click through ...more

How To : Decorate bisque pottery with red iron oxide

This is a video tutorial of decorating bisque with red iron oxide. Red iron oxide can be layered, fired, watered-down, and used in many ways to add a finish to a piece of bisque pottery. Bisqueware absorbs the color easily, so the two materials work well together. Pick up some ...more

How To : Decorate raw clay pottery with white slip

In this video pottery-making tutorial, Simon uses a white slip made from half china clay and half stoneware clay. Slip is an alternative to glaze for finishing a potted project. Simon also demonstrates an easy project to make a paint brush holder that will keep tools in place ...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 : Throw a tall cylinder on a pottery wheel

Watch this instructional ceramics video to throw a tall cylinder on a pottery wheel. Using one hand to act as a brace, it is necessary to keep to a careful process of slowly pulling the clay upwards with even pressure until the clay walls are about 1/4" thick. The tall cylinde ...more

How To : Build a slab for clay pottery

Clay pottery is a fun and creative art form that can be done with slabs of clay and not only on a spinning wheel. This free video clip series will show you several tips on how to construct vases of all different shapes and open a world of design ideas for you. Part 1 of 30 - H ...more

How To : Fit a lamp base into pottery with Simon Leach

In this video by Simon Leach, we learn how to fit a lamp base into pottery with Simon Leach. First, you will take the lamp base that has all the wires inside of it. From here, you will wire the cables through the proper fittings for the light. Then, you need to put a hole in t ...more

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 : Make a large clay pot on the pottery wheel

Large clay pots can be difficult to throw on the pottery wheel. Learn how to make a large clay pot on the pottery wheel using techniques in this free ceramics video series. Part 1 of 25 - How to Make a large clay pot on the pottery wheel. Make a large clay pot on the pottery w ...more

How To : Paint pottery with enamel glaze

Making your own pottery creations can be fun! In this free online arts video about making pottery, learn how to paint your pottery creations using enamel glaze as taught by expert potter Jennifer Gravel. Part 1 of 15 - How to Paint pottery with enamel glaze. Paint pottery with ...more

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 : 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 : Glaze pottery

Clay pottery is a fun and creative art form that can be done with slabs of clay and not only on a spinning wheel. This free video clip series will show you several tips on how to glaze pottery and open a world of design ideas for you. Part 1 of 19 - How to Glaze pottery. Glaze ...more

How To : Clean antique porcelain and pottery

Show your antique porcelain and pottery a little TLC. Spruce up your favorite antiques with these safe cleaning techniques. Remove the dirt and let the beauty of porcelain and history shine through. Just because your pottery is old, doesn’t mean in needs to look like it came o ...more

How To : Make a pottery clean up sink in a garage studio

Pottery is a messy craft, and will be even messier without a decent cleaning station. A makeshift studio can be converted from a small space in the garage with a few innovative ideas. Learn how to make a pottery clean up sink in a garage studio by watching this video tutorial.

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 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 : 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 : Throw clay mortar and pestles on a pottery wheel

A mortar and pestle is a pair of tools that has been used since antiquity for grinding spices. This tutorial shows you how to turn some raw clay into a ceramic mortar and pestle on a pottery wheel. Make sure to glaze it using non-toxic glaze! Part 1 of 3 - How to Throw clay mo ...more

How To : Throw and facet a clay bowl on a pottery wheel

This video pottery tutorial shows how to throw and facet a clay bowl on a pottery wheel. Demonstrating potter, Simon Leach, shows the entire process for making a low bowl, beginning with kneading the clay on the wheel, to sculpting the bowl by hand, and ending with faceting th ...more

How To : Get pottery glazing techniques

Learn how to glaze pottery with ceramic glaze in this free video series of glazing techniques. Part 1 of 5 - How to Get pottery glazing techniques. Get pottery glazing techniques - Part 2 of 5. Click through to watch this video on expertvillage.com Get pottery glazing techniqu ...more

How To : Glaze your pottery

Watch this ceramics tutorial video to learn how to glaze your pottery. This helpful how-to video contains detailed instructions that cover the basics of glazing and are perfect for potters of every level.

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 : 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 pottery start to finish

This comprehensive pottery sequence from Watchmojo.com will show you the basic steps of making pottery. You will be guided through the basic pottery making processes of wedging, prep, shaping, removing, firing, and glazing. Part 1 of 7 - How to Make ceramic pottery start to fi ...more

How To : Make and mix glazes for ceramic pottery

This video ceramic design tutorial offers a very basic introduction to ceramic pottery glazes and glaze mixing methods. Glazes are a glass paint that are applied onto a piece of pottery to provide a beautiful finish, color, and shine to the ceramic project. Learn how to make a ...more

How To : Learn clay pottery slump & torque techniques

Clay pottery is a fun and creative art form that can be done with slabs of clay and not only on a spinning wheel. This free video clip series will show you several tips on how to use clump and torque techniques to construct clay models and open a world of design ideas for you. ...more

How To : Throw a chip and dip pottery plate

Ingelton Pottery demonstrates how to throw a chip and dip pottery plate. First, well a ball of clay and put it on a pottery wheel. Use your hands and ample amounts of water to depress the sides of the clay forming an indented rim with a raised center. Use your thumb to define ...more

How To : Make faceted pottery

Watch this ceramics tutorial video to learn how to make faceted pottery using some common faceting methods such as wire cut faceting. The detailed instructions in this helpful how-to video are geared toward intermediate potters and will allow you to make pretty faceted pottery.

How To : Make a blue Wedgwood pottery inspired cake

We've seen lots of interesting inspiration for cake decorating, including trees, purses, and polar bears, but never a vase. In this video tutorial you'll learn how to craft an impressive cake inspired by Wedgewood pottery. Wedgwood is a pottery firm started by Josiah Wedgwood ...more

How To : Do glaze trailing and pouring for pottery

Simon Leach teaches us how to glaze trailing and pouring for pottery. First, you will dip the entire pot into the glaze after you have poured it into the middle. Wind up your wrist as you are pouring it out so you cover all of the sides in it. Just dip it down a little bit so ...more

How To : Put lips and rims on your pottery

Watch this ceramics tutorial video to learn how to make some simple lips and rims with cut aways. The detailed instructions in this helpful how-to video will help intermediate potters make different kinds of lips and rims and put them on their pottery.

How To : Throw traditional Japanese pottery on the wheel

Watch how to throw a traditional Japanese rice bowl and tea bowl in this free ceramics video series. Part 1 of 16 - How to Throw traditional Japanese pottery on the wheel. Throw traditional Japanese pottery on the wheel - Part 2 of 16. Click through to watch this video on expe ...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 : 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 : Learn the basics about ceramics & pottery

Ceramics can be fun! Learn how to create clay pottery such as pinch pots, coil pots, and mugs in this free arts and crafts video series. Part 1 of 20 - How to Learn the basics about ceramics & pottery. Learn the basics about ceramics & pottery - Part 2 of 20. Click through to ...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 : 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

How To : Do pottery glazing applications

Marilyn Wilken, professor of Ceramics at Olivette Nazarrine University, Bourbonais, IL, talks about glazing techniques, the different types and applications of glazing pottery, special effects used on pottery, as well as showing you some good and bad examples of each. Part 1 o ...more

How To : Introduce pottery crafts for kids

In this kids’ crafts video series, learn how to nurture the growth of your child’s mind and imagination, as well as how to train them to create—through clay pottery in this instance. Our expert will give you some basic instruction on how to make pottery and what craft supplies ...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 : Use radial fluting to decorate pottery

Watch this ceramics tutorial video to learn how to use radial fluting to decorate your pottery. This technique is simple enough for beginners and adds a lot to your pottery. The tips in this helpful how-to video will allow you to decorate your pottery beautifully with radial f ...more

How To : Make a pottery tea set

Pottery is the art of forming various objects out of clay. Learn how to make a pottery tea set with tips from a pottery expert in this free video series. Part 1 of 46 - How to Make a pottery tea set. Make a pottery tea set - Part 2 of 46. Click through to watch this video on e ...more

How To : Paint pottery

This is a video introduction to pottery art and painting pottery. Learn about artwork, painting, and creativity when working with ceramics or clay. Part 1 of 15 - How to Paint pottery. Paint pottery - Part 2 of 15. Click through to watch this video on expertvillage.com Paint p ...more

How To : Throw a tea bowl on a pottery wheel

This video pottery tutorial shows how to throw a tea bowl, or handle-less mug, on a pottery wheel. Demonstrating potter Simon Leach shows the step by step process of this free form potted project. Watch this instructional video and learn how to throw a tea bowl.

How To : Learn about pottery glazing tools

Pottery glazing tools are a very important part of apply pottery glaze to any piece of ceramics. Learn all about glazing tools for pottery with tips from a ceramics expert in this free art lesson video. Part 1 of 5 - How to Learn about pottery glazing tools. Learn about potter ...more

How To : Pack an electric kiln with pottery

Any prolific potter will know that fitting all of you creations into your electric kiln can be like putting a jigsaw puzzle together, except the pieces are pieces of your heart. This handy video from Simon Leach offers advice on techniques for and a demonstration of packing yo ...more

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 : 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 : Use a pugmill in pottery throwing

This video shows the method to use a puggmill in pottery throwing. Take the two packets of clay and take the clay out on the table. Take a thread and cut the two pieces of clay in the middle to form four bricks. Put the bricks in the puggmill one by one and wait for it to come ...more

How To : Make a vase on the pottery wheel

See how to throw a vase on the pottery wheel and how to form and attach pottery handles to the vase in this free ceramics video. Part 1 of 13 - How to Make a vase on the pottery wheel. Make a vase on the pottery wheel - Part 2 of 13. Click through to watch this video on expert ...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 : Throw an upside down double walled pottery vase

In this tutorial, we learn how to throw an upside down double walled pottery vase. Start off by using water every few seconds to craft your vase. Use your fingers to press down in the middle, to make the round shape and have the vase rise up into the air. Make this into a bowl ...more

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