In all my years of teaching pottery I have found that after most students and aspiring potters
learn the core forms of: bowl, cylinder, and plate, they often get stuck on scaling up to larger
forms and bigger ideas.
In this workshop we will consider simple forms can work together to make some larger. For
example, how two bowls can be attached to create a moon jar. From here, a slender cylinder
can then be added to that moon jar to make an even taller vessel. With the simple addition to
this vessel of a long handle, you have now created an ancient Greek Lekythos for storing olive
oil. This form and others will be explored opening your mind to new possibilities in this new
Bats, throwing stick, potters knife, sponge, wire, needle tool, scoring tool, brush for slip, slip,
large wood rib, kidney or cat-eye rib (for curves), metal spring steel rib, sponge on a stick,
calipers or ruler, level, Mudtools Do-all-tool, standard trimming tools, sure form. (You don’t
need these exact tools, this is just what I usually use.If you’re on a budget use what you have
and do the best you can).