Category Archives: Methods and techniques

More photos of my big ones…

Here a few more photos of my big pots, taken by my new pottery friend, the lovely Joel van Cranenbroeck who was also doing the Throwing Large course last weekend.

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Throwing lines

I generally smooth off the surface of a pot once I have finished throwing. Today, I had just made this chunky bottle (yes, I managed another 12 inches) and started to question why I actually choose to remove these lines. … Continue reading

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Best foot forward

This month, I’m determined to throw a cylinder over a foot high. I’ve been stuck at twelve inches for some time now and am determined to put one foot in front of the other, get a foot in the door….okay, … Continue reading

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Rolling the rim

Rim rolling (not to be confused with Rick Rolling), is not as easy as it looks. I quickly learnt that it’s a sure fire way to ruin a perfectly good bowl in around twelve seconds. Still, as with anything, practice … Continue reading

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