Why Trim? A Simple Way to Define a Foot Without Trimming

petersnotrim_620Trimming is one of my favorite parts of wheel throwing. But with my limited time in the studio, it is an extra step that I sometimes wouldn’t mind avoiding. But if you skip trimming, you have to make sure you do something to make your feet look finished. Otherwise, an otherwise lovely pot can look sloppy.


That’s why I love the technique demonstrated in today’s video clip. In this excerpt from his DVD Lively Forms and Expressive Surfaces (which happens to be ON SALE this weekend – October 25 – 28, 2013)Mark Peters shares his no-trim foot technique. – Jennifer Harnetty, editor.



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This clip was excerpted from Lively Forms and Expressive Surfaces, which is ON SALE this weekend (October 25 – 28, 2013) in the Ceramic Arts Daily Bookstore!

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Finished pitcher with no-trim foot, by Mark Peters.

Finished pitcher with no-trim foot, by Mark Peters.

To learn more about Mark Peters or see more images of his work, please visit www.pinerootpottery.com.

For more great wheel throwing tips, be sure to download your free copy of Five Great Pottery Wheel Throwing Techniques: Tips on Throwing Complex Pottery Forms Using Basic Throwing Skills.


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