Creating a System and Finding a Rhythm

Part 3 of my preface on the “mental game” of pottery In my previous post I discussed how to be mentally prepare before you sit down at the wheel and start throwing. You can read it here: Know what you want to make In full disclosure that’s only step 1 in becoming a better wheel … Continue reading

Know what you want to make

Continuing the preface section of the blog that will deal with the “mental game” of pottery. w Often while I am teaching novice students (ones that have been throwing long enough to know the basics of how to make shapes) I’ll hear the frustration in their voice about how they make the same shape over … Continue reading

There is no magic bullet

Before I get into the hard and fast techniques of pottery, there will be a series of posts dealing with what I would call “the mental game” of pottery. Think of them as a preface. They can help you become a better potter just as much as technique can. It would  go without out saying, … Continue reading

Pottery tips, tricks and techniques

So this is my first bog entry which will be dedicated to ceramic education. To clarity who I am, here is a little background on me that I share with my weekly 1 day workshop class at Choplet Ceramic Studio in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. I’ve been working in clay for 14 years, I am a production potter … Continue reading