Making an Oval Platter with Paul Linhares

Handmade plates are special because, if the potter incorporates a hanging mechanism into the design, they can double as works of art that can be hung on a wall. Paul Linhares’ platters certainly fit that bill with their interesting shapes and stunning surfaces. If you are looking for smart ways to create plates that are worthy of the wall, look no farther than Paul’s Making an Oval Platter. In this video, Paul demonstrates how to combine throwing and handbuilding techniques to create a lovely oval plate form with a decorative edge and beautiful layered surface. Best of all, he shares tips and techniques for making these functional works of art efficiently so more time can be devoted to creativity!

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Paul Linhares

About the Artist

Paul Linhares is a Central Ohio potter and educator. He received his BFA in 1991 from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, and his MFA in 2000 from West Virginia University. He has been an adjunct ceramics professor at Mount Vernon Nazarene University in Mount Vernon, Ohio, and North Central State College, in Mansfield, Ohio, as well as a visiting faculty member at the Chautauqua Institution School of Art. His work has been exhibited in the Canton Museum of Art, Cedar Creek Gallery, Strictly Functional Pottery National, and numerous other exhibitions. He has also been featured in both Ceramics Monthly and Pottery Making Illustrated. To learn more about Paul and see more images of his work, please visit


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