How to Throw and Trim a Plate on the Pottery Wheel

Steve McDonald, Author, Instructor, Digital Entrepreneur

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5 Videos (21m)
    • Introduction to Plate Making

      0:51
    • Throwing a Plate on the Wheel

      10:18
    • Recentering Your Plate for Trimming

      2:03
    • Trimming on the Wheel

      6:39
    • 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.

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Great clear video and project, will definitely have to rewatch this video and attempt it later on! Beautiful work
Good tips.
I am loving Steve's classes. I only started throwing 6 months ago, and I nearly gave up as I was failing to master it. But I've been following Steve who clearly highlights learner problems and how to get past them. As a result I've enrolled on a new course in a studio and have now got over my learner's hump and and am happily throwing half decent bowls.

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Steve McDonald

Author, Instructor, Digital Entrepreneur

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