Going Up?

Interested in seeing a potter in action, creating a vase on the wheel? In this video I spin the clay around, kind of like a record, and create a beautiful vase for a raku firing.

Throwing and trimming a vase.

Currently in the studio I am making some pieces and getting ready for a bisque firing for my next art show this year. I am very excited to show some of the new pieces we are making here.

Have you ever used a pottery wheel? If so, what did you make? And if you have not, what would you want to make?

35 Comments

    1. Thanks for your kind words! On the weekend a bowl I was trimming the bottom of and already made flew of the wheel! It happens to us all sometimes!

      1. haha! Extra seasoning. It went into my clay reclamation bucket, I should have trimmed it earlier, but life sometimes happens!

    1. I find so relaxing and peaceful, I often can get caught up in throwing a piece and usually enjoy taking my time. Thank you for your comment and I hope you have a great week!

    1. I have found it to be a completely amazing immersive experience! I hope you find the joy in it like I did!

    1. Thank you so much for your kind words! I think I am going to keep making the videos of me throwing I think!

  1. I loved this video – it was very satisfying to watch. I was lucky enough to have access to a pottery studio years ago. This brings back memories!

  2. That was a great video! You have such a delicate touch. I have had “experiences” throwing pottery in an art class. Only enough to be able to appreciate how internally healing the process really can be if you are skilled. I respect what it took for you to keep with it. The vases you show are lovely.

    1. Thank you for your kind words and appreciation for my work! I am really glad I stuck with it, and every time I throw, I get to learn more! I hope you have a wonderful week ahead!

  3. Wow! That is sooo cool. I love to draw pottery. I imagine it feels so good to go through the process of creating something useful and beautiful! Thank you for sharing.

    1. Thanks for your comment and kind words! I love the process and experience of creating! I would love to see some of your pottery drawings if they are online!

    1. Thanks for your kind words! Ironically, I was just making some soup bowls for the house! I am sure you will be throwing beautiful vases and bigger bowls soon!

    1. You should try it! I think you might have an easier time making a mug, but you could try a small bowl!

      1. A mug had been my first thought because I would probably use it often. Thought a bowl would be easier. Shows what I know. πŸ˜‰

      2. I might have thought the same thing before throwing! Bowls can have a tendency to flop when you first start throwing, or at least they did for me when I started πŸ˜‰

    1. Thank you for your kind comment! If you try it again, I would love to see what you end up making!

      1. Thanks! I did a quick search for place to go do this around here, and didn’t find much except painting already made stuff. I think I need to ask around.

      2. If there are local potters in the area, they may be agreeable to providing lessons. I have a few people I teach.

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