The Wheel Thrown Pots

Wheel Made Pots

The technique of making pots on a wheel is almost as old as ceramics itself. It is a very quick and flexible method but requires great skill. Learning to throw effectively can take many years and is becoming quite an uncommon skill. Objects flat as plates to tall as a very large water container can be produced by a good thrower.

With modification after throwing, square, oblong or oval shapes can be developed.  By dividing your design into pieces and making them separately the repertoire expands quickly encompassing a vast array of complex shapes.

We most often combine thrown parts with others from the slab roller, press or extruder. A teapot may be made with a slab bottom added to an extruded body with a thrown spout and pulled handle.