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Pottery wheel vs. hand- building what is the difference?

Hand-building: constructing pots from pre-made clay parts. The components might be molded, coiled, rolled into slabs, or fashioned by hand. A variety of these techniques may be combined in a single project.

Pottery Wheel Throwing: creating ceramic shapes using your hands and centrifugal force on a potter's wheel

Which class is easier potter wheel or hand building?

Generally for beginning students making pieces using hand-building techniques will have more immediate results and a higher level of success than pottery wheel throwing.

What will I do in a wheel class?

In the 2 hr workshop you will get an overview of the fundamental steps involved creating pieces on the wheel including: posture, attaching the clay to the pottery, centering techniques, the basics of making a cylinder, forming a shape and removing the pot wheel. Activities include demonstrations, instruction a basic overview of the process as well as plenty of hands on experience.

What can I do in a hand-building class?


In the 2 hr workshop you will get an overview of the fundamental steps involved creating using one or more basic hand-building techniques. Including  pinch, slab or coil. Activities include demonstrations, instruction a basic overview of the process as well as plenty of hands on experience. Also studio time to create your tile, sculpture, vase, cup of bowl depending on the basic we create as a group.

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