The Basics of Working on the Pottery Wheel

Whitney Panetta, Artist, Blogger, Teacher

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5 Videos (17m)
    • Step 1: Set Up & Centering

    • Step 2: Opening up the Clay

    • Step 3: Pulling Up the Walls

    • Step 4: Shaping and Finishing

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This video shows a step by step example of how to create a simple bowl or mug on a pottery wheel (also called throwing on the wheel). The video includes:

  • Supplies needed to get set up
  • How to center the clay
  • How to open up the clay
  • Hoe to pull up the walls
  • How to shape it
  • Finishing off the design

The video is split up into videos that are only a few minutes long, they are easy to follow and digest the information. They are great for a classroom environment, teaching students how to use the pottery wheel, or for personal use!

25 of 26 students recommendSee All

Quick but very much to the point! Clear explanations and video, thanks
Not only can you follow her technique but she also understand what's going on by the way she describes the process.
good and simple





Whitney Panetta

Artist, Blogger, Teacher

I am a mom to little man Cooper, three dogs, and seventeen chickens. I am an artist, art teacher, and blogger. I love teaching my high school students and also creating artwork on the side. I am involved in selling my work on Etsy, at local Atlanta festivals, and home to continue to expand my business. I am excited about the opportunity to expand my teaching options onto Skillshare!

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