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Published May 10, 2019

Altering Wheel Thrown Pottery

I am always amazed that no matter how long I have been making ceramic videos for Ceramic Arts Network, each and every one has something new to offer.  Gestural Imagery and Form with Mel Griffin, has some wonderful pottery design ideas, and in today’s clip, I am sharing one of them.

In this clip, Mel shares her tips for altering wheel thrown pottery. She also shows how she enhances the illustrations she adds later at the bone-dry stage. Mel has found that by changing the form to work well with her drawings, her pots become more exciting and dynamic. I agree! After watching this awesome ceramic decorating technique, you probably will too! - Jennifer Poellot Harnetty, editor


This clip was excerpted from Gestural Imagery and Form with Mel Griffin, which is available in the Ceramic Arts Network Shop!

Altering Wheel Thrown PotteryTo learn more about Mel Griffin or to see more image of her work, please visit

**First published in 2016.