Ceramic - Pottery Dictionary

by Susan Mussi

TURNING - Pottery forming clay on a wheel.

ca: TORNEJAR – És donar forma a l'argila en la roda del torn

es: TORNEAR – Es dar forma a la arcilla en la rueda del torno

Turning is to move around on an axis, such as turning your head or turning a wheel. A ceramic wheel can be rotated by hand, foot or electricity. A hand wheel when turned is used for banding and it allows you to work on all sides of the object. With foot or electric wheels, the turning is continuous and allows you to form round objects in clay, like bowls, plates and pots.

NOTE: These are links to all the sections on turning, click the name in red and you will straight to it. ———— Bowl Turning ——— Cylinder Turning ———- Jars Turning ——— Lids Turning ——— Lids Cones —-


——— Lids-Knobs ———— Plate Turning——— Stack Turning ——— Teapot Body —- Turning with a tube —-

Read more about: Wheel (c) hand / Wheel (d) Foot and electric