Wheel Throwing Video: How to Throw a Bowl with a Scalloped Rim on the Potter’s Wheel

Today, North Carolina potter Mark Peters returns to Ceramic Arts Daily with another great wheel throwing project: the scalloped rim bowl. In this clear and concise video, Mark (who will be presenting at the upcoming Potters Council workshop Expressive Surfaces in Kansas City, Missouri) demonstrates how to make bowls with beautiful undulating rims using a couple of simple tools from your pottery tool kit. Once again, Mark makes it look easy, but I guess that’s what all good teachers do. Take it away Mark! Jennifer Harnetty, editor.

 

 

 

Comments
  • Denis R.

    I don’t get “both sides of each corner”. Looks like he is going over the same impression.
    Otherwise the idea and demo were terrific.
    Denis

  • Denis R.

    I don’t get “both sides of each corner”. Looks like he is going over the same impression.
    Otherwise the idea and demo were terrific.
    Denis

  • Mark Peters P.

    Denis-
    What I meant was the corner is formed where 2 sides meet. I am going over the same impression twice, but from one side of the corner, then the other side of it. Doing it this way, the “corner” is sharper. I think if you try it then it will make more sense.
    Mark Peters

  • Mark Peters P.

    Denis-
    What I meant was the corner is formed where 2 sides meet. I am going over the same impression twice, but from one side of the corner, then the other side of it. Doing it this way, the “corner” is sharper. I think if you try it then it will make more sense.
    Mark Peters

  • William J.

    Mark: As a fellow North Carolina person (although I live in California now), I am so impressed with your work. I grew up in the mountains of NC and always found the art of pottery amazing. Now that I have started, I find you make it look so easy, but it is now. I am still trying to get through a coffee mug……I see where you are located in NC and on my next visit home maybe I can drop by. Thanks so much for the video…..

    Bill

  • William J.

    Mark: As a fellow North Carolina person (although I live in California now), I am so impressed with your work. I grew up in the mountains of NC and always found the art of pottery amazing. Now that I have started, I find you make it look so easy, but it is now. I am still trying to get through a coffee mug……I see where you are located in NC and on my next visit home maybe I can drop by. Thanks so much for the video…..

    Bill

  • Anne S.

    you do make it look so easy- I really can’t wait to get out there and try it. What clay do you use?

  • Anne S.

    you do make it look so easy- I really can’t wait to get out there and try it. What clay do you use?

  • Colleen F.

    Living in Northern SK.,Can., these vidoes are my only source to learn.Thx to everyone who takes the time to help us beginners, even when I look at my tries and want to cry!I won’t quit as long as you are all here to help. Huge Thx…..Col

  • Colleen F.

    Living in Northern SK.,Can., these vidoes are my only source to learn.Thx to everyone who takes the time to help us beginners, even when I look at my tries and want to cry!I won’t quit as long as you are all here to help. Huge Thx…..Col

  • Lynne M.

    Mark!!! this is great! I miss calling you neighbor…I have been doing this tecnique since you taught at Odyssey a few years back..mine look a little dif but that’s the way it should be, right….if you get down to central florida look us up. I have a new studio! shane can tell you how…
    peace, lynne martin

  • Lynne M.

    Mark!!! this is great! I miss calling you neighbor…I have been doing this tecnique since you taught at Odyssey a few years back..mine look a little dif but that’s the way it should be, right….if you get down to central florida look us up. I have a new studio! shane can tell you how…
    peace, lynne martin

  • Acacia A.

    Congratulation. Very nice skill.Thanks to sharing with us. Acácia- Brazil.

  • Acacia A.

    Congratulation. Very nice skill.Thanks to sharing with us. Acácia- Brazil.

  • Mark Peters P.

    Bill- Thanks for the nice comments. By all means- look ne up next time your in the area.
    Lynne- nice to hear from you! Stay in touch

  • Mark Peters P.

    Bill- Thanks for the nice comments. By all means- look ne up next time your in the area.
    Lynne- nice to hear from you! Stay in touch

  • I would like to view the video about throwing a bowl with a fluted rim o the potter’s wheel. However, the link seems to be missing.

  • I would like to view the video about throwing a bowl with a fluted rim o the potter’s wheel. However, the link seems to be missing.

  • Wow!!! Thank you for the inspiration!

  • Wow!!! Thank you for the inspiration!

  • Would be nice to see, but no link today either.

  • Would be nice to see, but no link today either.

  • Chelsea L.

    I watched this video a few days ago and wanted to take a second look…… I’m just glad I’m not the only one not able to get to the link…………

  • Chelsea L.

    I watched this video a few days ago and wanted to take a second look…… I’m just glad I’m not the only one not able to get to the link…………

  • Nancy I.

    Impressive hands, Mark!

    After work, I am sitting at home, drizzly afternoon…. horseback riding plans cancelled,….should have gone to the pottery studio instead. (’50/50 chance?; 90% wrong’) Both of my passions thwarted for the day, however life is good still because I found this cool internet website!

    When you say that you rib both corners of the bowl, i.e. you ‘rib’ it twice, to what exactly are you referring? Looks to me that you are applying more pressure from the inside of the bowl to the outside on the second pass to make a more defined mark, but other than that I am not sure what you mean about ribbing each corner.

    Please advise.

    Great demonstration and I will try it the very next time I get on the wheel.

    Cheer to You!

  • Nancy I.

    Impressive hands, Mark!

    After work, I am sitting at home, drizzly afternoon…. horseback riding plans cancelled,….should have gone to the pottery studio instead. (’50/50 chance?; 90% wrong’) Both of my passions thwarted for the day, however life is good still because I found this cool internet website!

    When you say that you rib both corners of the bowl, i.e. you ‘rib’ it twice, to what exactly are you referring? Looks to me that you are applying more pressure from the inside of the bowl to the outside on the second pass to make a more defined mark, but other than that I am not sure what you mean about ribbing each corner.

    Please advise.

    Great demonstration and I will try it the very next time I get on the wheel.

    Cheer to You!

  • Neva P.

    Intriguing! You make it look so easy. Thanks for sharing Mark and I will definitely watch the other videos. Inspiration to get to work in my studio…a note to Nancy above. I’ve never met another potter who shares horseback riding as a passion too. I’m afraid the horses have won all my time lately, but videos like this one really perk up interest in getting back in my studio. Thanks!

  • Neva P.

    Intriguing! You make it look so easy. Thanks for sharing Mark and I will definitely watch the other videos. Inspiration to get to work in my studio…a note to Nancy above. I’ve never met another potter who shares horseback riding as a passion too. I’m afraid the horses have won all my time lately, but videos like this one really perk up interest in getting back in my studio. Thanks!

  • Reba G.

    Wow! Love it! I have been wanting to make more interesting bowls. Thank you for the demo.

  • Reba G.

    Wow! Love it! I have been wanting to make more interesting bowls. Thank you for the demo.

  • How the imagination works is seen in the video of Mark Peters. I am overwhelmed by it. Sitting in India I can only watch and get crazy about ceamics and their great artists. Salute to them

  • How the imagination works is seen in the video of Mark Peters. I am overwhelmed by it. Sitting in India I can only watch and get crazy about ceamics and their great artists. Salute to them

  • Keisha P.

    I am crying with excitment. Dang that was beautiful haha!!!

  • Keisha P.

    I am crying with excitment. Dang that was beautiful haha!!!

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