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Published Jun 29, 2023

Making clay vases or bottles on the pottery wheel is something every potter should learn and if you have ever struggled with the task, today’s post will definitely help.

In this clip from her video Fundamentals of Wheel Throwing, Jennifer Allen explains how to make a vase in clear and easy-to-understand directions. If you’ve never attempted making pottery vases, it will give you the information you need. If you’ve made vases before, but would like to improve them, Jennifer’s teaching will surely help. - Jennifer Poellot Harnetty, editor

Once you’ve mastered throwing a classic bottle form, there are all sorts of possibilities for expression, such as this thrown and altered tulip vase by Jen Allen.

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**First published in 2017.