The Broomstick Method: Making Cylindrical Pottery Without a Pottery Wheel

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If you love pottery, but don’t have access to all of the tools (like a potter’s wheel for instance), today’s video is for you.

In this video, an excerpt from Handbuilding with Mitch Lyons, Mitch demonstrates making a seamless cylindrical form using a series of dowel rods in graduated sizes to hollow out the center. It is a great technique for handbuilding cylinders because you can really do a lot with surface texture, as Mitch demonstrates. – Jennifer Harnetty, editor.

 


 

No Pottery Wheel? No Problem!

by Mitch Lyons

 

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This clip was excerpted from Handbuilding with Mitch Lyons, which is available in the Ceramic Arts Daily Bookstore!

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To learn more about Mitch Lyons or to see more images of his work, please visit http://www.mitchlyons.com/.

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Comments
  • Me encanta su tecnica solo hablo español, y a pesar entendi yo trabajo todo a mano no tengo torno, muchas gracias

  • thanks for this – brilliantly simple to grasp – inspires the beginner to try

  • Thank you for sharing this tip. I can’t wait to try this with my year 8s. I’m sure we will have some very wonky cylindrical forms take shape, but we are going to have fun and hopefully encourage a few future ceramic artists along the way.

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