On-Wheel Altering and Faceting with Dick Lehman

In this video Dick Lehman covers various ways to take advantage of the malleable nature of freshly thrown clay to create eye-catching, one-of-a-kind pots. Using a just few simple tools and his hands, Dick demonstrates the variety and beauty that can be achieved with on-wheel alterations. Learn how to facet freshly thrown cylinders, then shape the cylinder from the inside, “throw” a square casserole dish, make animated vessels that are like functional sculptures and much more!

Runtime: approximately 1 hour, 20 minutes

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Chapter 1 – Teabowls
Chapter 2 – Squared-Off Dish
Chapter 3 – Dancing Bottle

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Dick Lehman

About the Artist

Dick Lehman is a ceramic artist based in Goshen, Indiana, USA. Dick built his first ceramic studio and wood-fired kiln in 1976. He worked in clay as a hobby from 1976 to 1981. In 1981 he began working full-time as a potter, opening his studio, Dick Lehman, Potter, Inc, in Goshen. Dick’s work and writing have been published in 9 international ceramics publications since 1985, and he has had 50 of his articles published. He exhibits in national and international ceramics exhibitions each year, having participated in more than 300 invitational exhibitions both nationally and internationally, and has offered workshops for colleges, universities, and regional potters guilds both nationally and internationally. From the early 1990’s to 2002, on three occasions Dick traveled, studied, and exhibited his work in Japan. In 2010, Dick sold his production studio and now works primarily out of his home studio.

  • Margaret F.

    I absolutely loved this video, Just these touches brought everything to life. With the bottles I could see a Geisha walking down the street. This is one video I will be watching time and time again. Thank you Dick Lehman and your explanations were the best.

  • Ina V.

    Very inspiring video! Both efficient and very creative throwing skills. And I love that he explains the thought process of how he got to that design. Great!

  • Jeanie F.

    Mr. Lehman, the Joy in your work is a pleasure to see! Thank you for sharing and teaching and encouraging fellow artists to expand our minds. Jeanie Frye, Cornelius, NC

  • Nancy S.

    Really enjoyed this video. It inspired me to take chances in my making and experiment more with my forms. Is the firing of the glazes in an electric kiln? Beautiful on many levels. Thanks

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