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Published Apr 15, 2022

Learning how to make a clay jar is an exciting process for the ceramic artist. There are many different ways to go about making jars, from the classic wheel thrown lid to hand building a hexagonal jar from a template.


In this video clip, and excerpt from her video Making & Decorating a Tea Set, Amelia Stamps shares how to make a clay jar in one piece on the potters wheel with the help of a clothes pin. It’s a great technique because it saves time and creates a snug-fitting lid. Not only does Amelia show how to make the jar, she also shares a great tip for preventing cracks in a vulnerable spot on the piece. –Jennifer Poellot Harnetty, editor.


This clip was excerpted from Making & Decorating a Tea Set, which is available in the Ceramic Arts Network Shop!

To learn more about Amelia Stamps or to see more images of her work, please visit

**First published in 2017