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Pottery on the Wheel for Beginners – Throwing Clay, Beginning Ceramics

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  • Steve McDonald via Skill Share
  • Learn for FREE, Up-gradable
  • 1,770+ already enrolled!
  • Skill Level: Beginner
  • Language: English

Have you been dying to learn how to do pottery? Now is your chance.

This course will teach you how to throw a pot on the wheel from pulling your clay out of the bag to removing your pot from the wheel.

This pottery wheel course is for first time beginners new to throwing on the pottery wheel or for intermediate students who want to brush up their skills or troubleshoot their skills for quicker success.

Start watching and throw your first pot today!

Project Description

Learn How to Make Your First Pot on the Pottery Wheel in 30 Minutes

This course includes the following:

1. How to arrange your pottery wheel workspace, your clay, your water and your tools. How to set up a temporary kitchen tabletop studio if you have limited space. How to set up a room as a permanent studio if you have lots of space.

2. How to throw a pot on the pottery wheel. This is step by step lesson that takes you from pulling a piece of clay out of the bag to centering all the way through to cutting your pot off the wheel.

3. Specific tips and troubleshooting techniques to help you rapidly improve your pottery making on the wheel. These lessons will not only help you to quickly learn important skills, they will help you to avoid many of the common pitfalls that beginners and intermediate students face when learning to throw pottery.

4. Video demonstrations of the entire throwing process that you can watch over and over again to improve your technique. This will help you to throw pots much more quickly and easily than learning by trial and error.

This course assumes you already have access to a pottery wheel and know how to make it spin. It also assumes you can outfit your workspace with a water bucket and a basic set of tools including a sponge, a clay cutting wire, a clay needle and a wooden clay knife. If you don’t have these tools you can buy a kit that includes all of these tools for around $12 online or at most craft stores.

If you’re ready to learn how to throw a pot on the pottery wheel, this lesson will show you how and give you tips and strategies so you can learn faster and with less effort.

Start watching and throw your first pot today!

Your goal after taking this course will be to throw a bowl on the pottery wheel. Once you have thrown your bowl, be sure to snap a picture of it and upload it to the class project gallery so others can share in your progress!

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