Ceramic - Pottery Dictionary

by Susan Mussi

BANDING (6) Wheel in pottery.

ca: BANDAT (6) Amb torn de sobre taula en ceràmica

es: BANDAS (6) Con torno de sobremesa en cerámica.

Banding wheel is a potter’s wheel that is turned by hand and is used for banding. One hand turns while the other one draws lines round the circumference of plates, jars, etc. It is also used for decorating and sculpture as it allows you to turn the work without it being touched. The first photo shows the various indented circumference measurements which make centering a piece of pottery much easier and the one on the right shows a banding bar attached to a wheel.
Note: I have been told there are electric banding wheels, I have never seen one and most probably they are privately made.

Read more about: Wheel (c) Hand wheel
This is the last section, to go to the first; Band – A line painted around a circular pottery utensil.