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Published May 20, 2022

Throwing cups and mugs is one of my favorite things to do on the wheel. Partially out of habit, and partially because I secretly love trimming, I usually end up trimming these forms. But I realize that I could be more efficient with my studio time if I just threw these pots so they didn't need to be trimmed.

In this clip, an excerpt from her DVD Fundamentals of Wheel Throwing, Jennifer Allen explains how to throw a curvy cup that doesn't require trimming, and then finish it without trimming. - Jennifer Poellot Harnetty, editor


Jennifer Allen's video, Fundamentals of Wheel Throwing, is the perfect foundation to her other video, Intermediate Wheel Throwing.

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**First published in 2015.