Fluid Forms: Creating Movement and Expression on the Wheel

In this thorough instructional video, you’ll learn the secrets to creating a number of Josh DeWeese’s wonderfully gestural forms including mugs, tumblers, a ewer, a tray, and a pitcher. Celebrating the sensual, malleable, unpredictable nature of clay, Josh shares his knowledge on exploiting clay’s plastic characteristics to create fresh, exciting, and expressive work.

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Josh DeWeese

About the Artist

Josh DeWeese is a ceramic artist and educator. He is currently an Associate Professor of Art teaching ceramics at Montana State University in Bozeman, where he and his wife Rosalie Wynkoop have a home and studio. DeWeese served as Resident Director of the Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts in Helena, Montana from 1992-2006. He holds an MFA from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred, and a BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute. DeWeese has exhibited and taught workshops internationally and his work is included in numerous public and private collections. To learn more about Josh and see more images of his work, please visit

  • Elizabeth H.

    Josh DeWeese is inspirng, insightful, talented and so warm-hearted and fun in the presentation. He seems like a wonderful human being! One of the best
    videos I’ve seen.

  • Watching Mr. DeWeese make a liquor set was much more satisfying than any major motion picture. Thanks so much for sharing.

  • As a new potter who floats between standard form and ones that flow I appreciate your enthusiasm for the flow. In tea bowls, whisky cups and the like the feel and discovery that happens as I move the vessel through my hands forms a better connection. Thank you.

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  • Lucita O.

    Mr. DeWeese thank you for sharing your wisdom and insight- your talent exemplifies great beauty in such a humble manner. Your attitude of gratitude is refreshing. Keep on inspiring those of us just learning to believe in the possibilities in the world of clay.

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