At some point or another many potters are faced with a conundrum: their creativity goes unchecked and they artfully fashion … Read More
Wheel Throwing Tools
Attention makers of wheel thrown pottery! If you have a question about a particular wheel throwing tool, this is the place to look. If you are just starting out and need some guidelines on the tools of the wheel throwing trade, you’ve come to the right place. If you would like to learn how to make your own pottery throwing tools, browse through this collection of articles and resources on throwing tools.
And don’t forget to download your free copy of Pottery Throwing Tools: A Guide to Making and Using Pottery Tools for Wheel Throwing, for a printable reference to the throwing tools you need!
When it comes to throwing pottery on the wheel, having the right tools at the right time makes all the difference in the world. Whether you’re adding profiles, refining curves or just trimming and cutting your work from the wheel, the right pottery throwing tools make the difference.
Most potters start out with the basic pottery tool kit found at most ceramic suppliers, but as you advance in skill, you can expand your tool kit to include tools that require a more nuanced touch like throwing sticks.
Trimming wheel-thrown pottery – some potters love it, some potters hate it. But if you are going for that tight, refined look in your pottery, you have to learn how to trim it. We feature tips from potters on everything from trimming pottery with delicate rims to making your own ceramic trimming tools.
When you have decided to make a real commitment to clay and buy a pottery wheel, we have advice on finding the best pottery wheel for your needs. Plus you’ll need to invest in pottery bats. You’ll find advice on store-bought pottery wheel bats as well as how to make your own.
So have a look and learn how to get the right pottery throwing tools to make the most of your wheel throwing experience!
Today, Sam Hoffman shows us his method for trimming plates with altered rims on the pottery wheel.
Altering the circular form … Read More