Tips for Throwing and Trimming a Scalloped-Rim Bowl Off the Hump

Plus Jen Allen shares a technique for throwing and trimming a bowl with a delicate altered rim!

Throwing off the hump can really help maximize efficiency in the studio. It may seem like a little thing, but if you are in heavy production the time savings can add up when you start with a large hunk of clay rather than a bunch of small pieces.

In today’s post, an excerpt from her video Intermediate Wheel Throwing, Jennifer Allen explains how to throw off the hump. Plus she shares a technique for throwing and trimming a bowl with a delicate altered rim. –Jennifer Poellot Harnetty, editor.


This clip was excerpted from Intermediate Wheel Throwing, which is available in the Ceramic Arts Network Shop!

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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.

**First published in 2015.
Comments
  • I have been throwing off the hump for 40 years (mostly self taught and mainly miniatures) but Jennifer’s neat little video excerpt taught this old dog some new tricks. I had improvised a waster “bat” for my mini pots for years so I didn’t have to touch the pot when taking it off the wheel, but I never thought of the method for bigger pots. And I liked the idea for the chuck using the plastic over the wet clay, too. Great ideas. I’m impressed. Thank you.

  • I have been throwing off the hump for 40 years (mostly self taught and mainly miniatures) but Jennifer’s neat little video excerpt taught this old dog some new tricks. I had improvised a waster “bat” for my mini pots for years so I didn’t have to touch the pot when taking it off the wheel, but I never thought of the method for bigger pots. And I liked the idea for the chuck using the plastic over the wet clay, too. Great ideas. I’m impressed. Thank you.

  • Charlie G.

    Jennifer : your videos are the best I have seen.
    Thanks for sharing your tips.
    Charlie Gregg

  • Charlie G.

    Jennifer : your videos are the best I have seen.
    Thanks for sharing your tips.
    Charlie Gregg

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