Intermediate Throwing with Jennifer Allen

In this installment of the Ceramic Arts Daily Presents video series, Jennifer Allen draws on her years of teaching ceramics at the college level to present intermediate-level instruction on throwing on the potters wheel. A follow-up to Jennifer’s previous title, Fundamentals of Wheel Throwing, this video is intended for those who have achieved some mastery of basic throwing skills and are ready to move on to more complex techniques such as throwing off the hump, making larger pieces from two parts, and throwing and assembling non round forms. Jennifer also covers plates, pitchers, and lidded containers, presenting variations on each that will help you find the technique and style that works best for you. If you are looking to further develop your skills, the clear, in-depth instruction on this video is for you!

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Jennifer Allen

About the Artist

Jennifer Allen earned her BFA (2002) from the University of Alaska, Anchorage, and her MFA (2006) from Indiana University, Bloomington. In March 2008, the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) named her a National Emerging Artist. Jennifer was the recipient of the 2006–2007 Taunt Fellowship at the Archie Bray Foundation in Helena, Montana. She is currently a member of an online collective of ceramic artists called Objective Clay ( In addition to keeping a home studio, she currently teaches ceramics at West Virginia University in Morgantown, West Virginia. To learn more about Jennifer Allen, please visit

  • Judy A.

    Jen is an amazing instructor as always. I would highly recommend this video to all, especially potters wanting to hone their skills.

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