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Published May 16, 2022

Once you have mastered wheel throwing, you can get a little tired of round pots. Faceting pottery is a fun way to fight “round pot boredom.” Many potters facet on stiffened up pots, but Gay Smith prefers faceting before she even takes the pot off the wheel. She loves the spontaneity and the fact that she can continue throwing from the inside and really add some movement.

In this excerpt from her video Altering Surface and Form in Freshly Thrown Pots, Gay shows you how to make your own one-of-a-kind twisted wire tool and demonstrates the marks and gestures you can create with it. Have fun messing around with this technique this week! - Jennifer Poellot Harnetty, editor

twisted wire tool

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**First published in 2016.