Ceramic - Pottery Dictionary

by Susan Mussi

CLAY (4) Throwing in pottery.

ca: ARGILA (4) Tornejat en ceràmica.

es: ARCILLA (4) Torneado en cerámica

Clay (5) Centering: Is the first action in throwing is the formation of a cone on the wheel and it consists of two passes. A ball of clay ready to work with, it is placed firmly in the center of the wheel and as the wheel turns with the strength and movement of the hands on the clay is centered.

Clay (6) Opening: Open it slightly and then start forming the shape.

Note: These are links to all the sections about “throwing”, in alphabetical order. Bowl Throwing / Cylinder Throwing / Jars Throwing / Lids Throwing / Lids Cones / Lids-Knobs / Plate Throwing / Stack Throwing / Teapot Body / Throwing – with a tube

The next section; Clay (4a) Turning