How to Facet Wheel Thrown Pottery with a Homemade Twisted Wire Tool

Learn to Facet Like a Pro, Plus How to Make Your Own Twisted Wire Tool!

twisted wire tool

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, (which happens to be 40% off today!*) 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.


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To learn more about Gay Smith or to see more images of her work, please visit www.gertrudegrahamsmith.com.

twisted wire tool

**First published in 2016
Comments
  • Gay, I love to see you work. You make it all seem so simple. I took a workshop with you years ago and still have two mugs. We are working on altered form in my ceramics class right now and this video was perfect.

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