Wheel Throwing Collection with Jennifer Allen
Whether you are a beginner or intermediate potter, Jennifer Allen's Wheel Throwing Collection is right for you! Jennifer covers everything from how to wedge to how to make complex forms in these two ...(Scroll for more.)
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…series. Jennifer covers prepping your clay, wedging, centering, cylinders, trimming, handles, bottles, pitchers, jars and lids, plates, and much more. Every one of these techniques are essential for a potter, and Jennifer really demonstrates how easy it is to get started! And you can save $15.97 off list price when you buy the two together!
In this installment of the Ceramic Arts Daily Presents video series, Jennifer Allen draws on her years of teaching ceramics at the college level to present a thorough introduction to throwing on the potter’s wheel. Jennifer starts off with an introduction to the essential tools and an excellent wedging demonstration. Once at the wheel, she begins with basic cylinders, providing an in-depth demonstration of the centering process and throwing the walls, complete with cross sections of the pots at every step along the way. From cylinders, it’s on to mugs, bowls, and bottles, and she explains the considerations for each from centering through trimming and adding handles. For every form covered, Jennifer demonstrates a variety of options for shaping, which will help spark your creativity. If you have been struggling to conquer the wheel, or if you are just starting out, Jennifer Allen’s instruction in this video is exactly what you need.
Run Time: 2 hours 45 minutes
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Highlights from the video include:
- clear and easy-to-follow wedging demonstration
- how to make short work of centering
- the mechanics of throwing straight-sided cylinders
- cross sections of pots throughout the throwing process
- variations on each form to spark creativity
- techniques for trimming difficult-to-trim pots
Plus you’ll pick up dozens of other tips along the way!
In this installment of the Ceramic Arts Daily Presents video series, Jennifer Allen draws on her years of teaching ceramics at the college level to present intermediate-level instruction on throwing on the potters wheel. A follow up to Jennifer’s previous title, Fundamentals of Wheel Throwing, this video is intended for those who have achieved some mastery of basic throwing skills and are ready to move on to more complex techniques such as throwing off the hump, making larger pieces from two parts, and throwing and assembling non round forms. Jennifer also covers plates, pitchers, and lidded containers, presenting variations on each that will help you find the technique and style that works best for you. If you are looking to further develop your skills, the clear, in-depth instruction on this video is for you!
Run-time: 2 hours 20 minutes
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Here’s a sampling of some of the techniques you’ll pick up:
- off-the-hump throwing techniques for efficiency and
- consistency tips for making flat, crack-free plates
- more customized chuck techniques for trimming
- two methods for making functional, lightweight pitchers
- how to throw jar forms
- how to measure and trim jar lids for a perfect fit
- altering bottomless cylinders for non-round pieces