ch > 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.