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Pamela Theis – Pottery Video: Tips for Throwing Strong and Sound Bowls on the Pottery Wheel

Published September 20, 2011

It’s a gray, rainy Monday where I am, so I thought it would be a good day for a bonus video. This video was submitted by CAD subscriber Pamela Theis. Pamela did a series of videos for her students at Florida State University so that they would be able to revisit her demos outside of class if they needed to. In this one, she shares some good advice on how to make sturdy, strong bowls.

If you are a student or an instructor, don’t forget the growing collection of videos in CAD archives!  – Jennifer Harnetty, editor.

Throwing on the pottery wheel is exciting and fun. Once you can center, then you’ll never get tired of the many things you can create with the wheel. In Tips, Techniques and Tools for Getting the Most Out of Your Pottery Wheel we’ve gathered some tips and techniques that make some of the trickier aspects of throwing much easier. If you want to throw sets on the wheel, here are some simple gauges for the potter’s wheel you can buy or make. Or for duplicating profiles, you can make wheel throwing templates. Another ingenious technique is to facet freshly thrown clay then continue throwing the clay and watch the pattern expand. Finally, you’ll enjoy the survey of trimming accessories for wheel-thrown pottery — maybe there’s a tool that’s right for you. Download your free copy today!