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Re: Need info on How to Throw a Pot

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Mike Keller (keller)
Tue, 5 May 1998 20:29:13 +0000

> to my surprise...I also got a potter's wheel. My problem is that my
> experience with clay is in sculpture and I don't know how to throw a pot.
> I watched others in college and heard it was difficult and takes practice.
> I would love to take a class, but all that are available in my area are
> taught in the daytime. I teach year round so a summer session is out. Is
> there a video I can purchase? Any suggestions?

I really do not think you can learn to throw by watching a video. There is a
tremendous amount of touch and feedback involved, and you don't knot you're
doing it right until you do it, and you never get it right without a live
critique. In my college pottery class we spent the first 4 weeks learning
raise a cylinder. You also have to learn how to get the walls and bottom just
the right thickness.

Be patient and wait for the class.

Michael Keller
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