Beautiful Bottles: Throwing Bulbous Pots with Narrow Necks

Large, voluminous, narrow-necked forms are one of the most challenging forms a potter can make, and in Beautiful Bottles: Throwing Bulbous Pots with Narrow Necks, Sam Scott draws on his forty plus years of experience to help you master them with ease. You’ll pick up great tips like the importance of leaving supporting clay at the bottom that can be trimmed into a graceful curve that matches the inside profile and how to attach a thrown ring at the leather hard state and throw that into a graceful neck. Plus Sam shares his technique for making and attaching organic handbuilt necks to wheel thrown vase forms. If you have found yourself frustrated with voluminous bottle forms, Sam will help you ease that frustration and master them once and for all!

Runtime: approximately 1 hour, 20 minutes

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Chapter 1 – Throwing a Large Round Vase
Chapter 2 – Throwing a Large Closed-Neck Form
Chapter 3 – Chums & Chucks
Chapter 4 – Trimming on a Chum
Chapter 5 – Trimming in a Chuck and Throwing a Neck
Chapter 6 – Making a Handbuilt Neck for a Bottle
Chapter 7 – Adding a Handbuilt Neck

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Sam Scott

About the Artist

Sams Scott’s interest in ceramics began in high school with a pottery class in 1968. He graduated in 1975 with a BFA from the University of Washington. Scotts work has been featured in books and magazines as well as galleries, most notably at the Bellevue Art Museum and the Smithsonian Institution. To learn more about Sam Scott and see more images of his work, please visit


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