Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Nice throwing technique from Romania

Traditional Horezu potter from Radu Adam on Vimeo.

I love the ease with which this potter manipulates the clay. Looks like he uses very soft clay, something I've been learning to do in recent years. He also uses a different wedging technique than I'm used to.

I have found that my local clay throws much easier when soft. It will stand up better than commercial clay I'm used to using.

I found this video while browsing the topic "pottery" at Vimeo.com, a service my son, Levi, uses. He's uploading some instructional videos that I did for him so he could practice making some of my shapes while working at From The Ground Up. I'll post a link as soon as he gets the videos uploaded.
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