How to Throw a Curvy Cup and Finish it Without Trimming

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 today’s 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 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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jen-allen2-244x300To learn more about Jennifer Allen or to see more images of her work, please visit www.jenniferallenceramics.com

Comments
  • Excellent and instructive video. What clay do you use?

  • Excellent and instructive video. What clay do you use?

  • Thanks… The explanation of “how” to throw is virtually what I use with my students…. I am going to be sure to recommend them to watch… We use videos for visual and then of course hands on for practical…

  • Thanks… The explanation of “how” to throw is virtually what I use with my students…. I am going to be sure to recommend them to watch… We use videos for visual and then of course hands on for practical…

  • Good and useful. Especially like the variations on the cup form and finishing techniques. I find the up=talking a distraction.

  • Good and useful. Especially like the variations on the cup form and finishing techniques. I find the up=talking a distraction.

  • Best video ever, great verbal instructions, excellent camera work and Jennifer Allen seems to know exactly how to clearly and succinctly describe each element of making the pots. Wow – she is great instructor and I’m sure she’s a great potter. Thank you !

  • Best video ever, great verbal instructions, excellent camera work and Jennifer Allen seems to know exactly how to clearly and succinctly describe each element of making the pots. Wow – she is great instructor and I’m sure she’s a great potter. Thank you !

  • I love this video, very good instruction and hints.

  • I love this video, very good instruction and hints.

  • Very good instruction and easy to understand. Thank you!

  • Very good instruction and easy to understand. Thank you!

  • Shouldn’t need a wheel or any tools to fettle a mug.
    You can come and visit me to find out how… until I publish a video.
    Didn’t “discover” how to do it; learned my craft from an actual potter, who learned his craft from a potter, who learned her craft from a potter, who learned his craft from a potter…

    Have a lovely day, make lots of pots that work.

    BFN, Alex Wilson, Shipley, Iowa

  • Shouldn’t need a wheel or any tools to fettle a mug.
    You can come and visit me to find out how… until I publish a video.
    Didn’t “discover” how to do it; learned my craft from an actual potter, who learned his craft from a potter, who learned her craft from a potter, who learned his craft from a potter…

    Have a lovely day, make lots of pots that work.

    BFN, Alex Wilson, Shipley, Iowa

  • You can make this type of mug and just let it dry on the bat till it pops off. Then trim or sponge off the tiny lines on the bottom. If you want a recessed bottom just tap with the heel of your hand or scrape it several times with a rib, then smooth with a sponge. Always make the foot as small as possible to reduce weight.

  • You can make this type of mug and just let it dry on the bat till it pops off. Then trim or sponge off the tiny lines on the bottom. If you want a recessed bottom just tap with the heel of your hand or scrape it several times with a rib, then smooth with a sponge. Always make the foot as small as possible to reduce weight.

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