How to Throw and Trim a Plate on the Pottery Wheel - Clay and Ceramics Class | Steve McDonald | Skillshare

How to Throw and Trim a Plate on the Pottery Wheel - Clay and Ceramics Class

Steve McDonald, Author, Instructor, Digital Entrepreneur

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5 Lessons (21m)
    • 1. Introduction to Plate Making

      0:51
    • 2. Throwing a Plate on the Wheel

      10:18
    • 3. Recentering Your Plate for Trimming

      2:03
    • 4. Trimming on the Wheel

      6:39
    • 5. Conclusion

      0:51

About This Class

You've learned how to make a bowl on the pottery wheel. Now it's time to create a plate.

Follow this step-by-step lesson that walks you through:

  • Centering your clay
  • Opening the clay up
  • Smearing and compressing the clay down on the bat
  • Shaping and finishing your plate
  • Cutting your plate off of the wheel
  • Drying your plate
  • Trimming a foot into the bottom of the pot

This lesson does require some prior pottery experience. I recommend taking the Pottery on the Wheel for Beginners course before taking this course.