Pottery Wheel Demos
Watch me make some pots on the wheel with my students.
How to Use a Bat
What's a bat? It's one of those weird pottery words that is only used in ceramics (like grog, sieve used as a verb, bisque, etc.). A bat is a flat platform that locks onto the wheel head so you can throw large, low pieces without disturbing the shape when you remove it from the wheel.
Throwing a Large Bowl
Going through the motions...talking about letting go, not being too perfect...Meanwhile I shape this puppy over and over!
Centering a Large Ball of Clay
Centering is the most important part of using a pottery wheel. Every potter does it differently, but uses the same principles.
More talk as the bowl is slowly finished...