FRANCES OSBORNE POTTERY AND CERAMICS AUSTIN TEXAS

FRANCES OSBORNE POTTERY AND CERAMICS

AUSTIN TEXAS  

The pottery wheel has a mesmerizing draw. Many people are drawn to ceramics because they have seen a skilled potter use this tool to make a beautiful vessel out of a lump of mud (seemingly effortlessly!). From kick-wheels to the latest and greatest electric pottery wheel, amazing work can come off of this spinning disc.  we’ve included articles on using and even building your own pottery wheels. Download your free copy of Tips, Techniques and Tools for Getting the Most Out of Your Pottery Wheel: From Centering to Trimming, Tips for the Potter’s Wheel. It is a great learning tool for those interested in mastering the pottery wheel. The projects are presented in an easy-to-understand, step-by-step format -- all the key steps are included. Don't miss it! 

READ MORE: http://ceramicartsdaily.org/category/ceramic-studio-equipment/pottery-wheels/

Make a Quick and Simple Pottery Wheel

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Watching a potter throwing clay on the wheel is a magical performance.  Read on to find out how you can make a simple pottery wheel and begin throwing right away. If your aim as an artist is to create highly individual pieces this type of pottery wheel will be perfect for you.

Just grab a 360-degree rotating mop bucket and you'll be done in 10 minutes, using few items from around the house. It is inexpensive and works just as efficiently as any pottery wheel. I'm now able to centre, throw and turn quite well with this mop bucket pottery wheel. After fixing the wobbles, centering is now automatic thanks to the concentric circles on the pot plant tray.

Inexpensive, light-weight, portable and takes up little room. What's great it is there is no soldering involved and no heavy machinery and is run by foot-power.  The best part is no electricity necessary.  

Here is a short compilation of all my videos after learning to throw on the mop bucket pottery wheel after 50 throws in 14 days.

READ MORE: http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Quick-and-Simple-Pottery-Wheel/

Make a Potter's Wheel
Throwing a pot is impossible without a potter's wheel. You'll probably need to go to a pottery studio to do it – or you can make your own! Salvage an old motor and make an electric powered wheel, or create one that is human powered.
READ MORE: https://diy.org/skills/potter/challenges/316/make-a-potters-wheel

 

Ceiling Fan Pottery Wheel + 7 More DIY Pottery Solutions

Some very, very clever people have taken pottery back to its uber-DIY roots and come up with the hacks that you need to do your own pottery, in your own space, on your own time.

READ MORE: http://craftingagreenworld.com/2014/12/12/spotted-ceiling-fan-pottery-wheel-and-7-more-diy-pottery-solutions/

DIY Pottery Kick Wheel Plans

Jon Kaplan shares his DIY plans to build a pottery kick wheel that is cheap, reliable, and easy to build.  By Jon Kaplan November/December 1970
READ MORE: http://www.motherearthnews.com/diy/pottery-kick-wheel-plans-zmaz70ndzgoe.aspx
 

DIY Pottery Wheel (Using Treadmill motor)

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I set out to build a pottery wheel for my 7 year old daughters Christmas present. She saw a toy pottery wheel at a local craft shop and had to have one. Knowing that these "toy store" units do not actually work properly, I did not want her to be disappointed. Now we have a quality pottery wheel that the entire family can use and enjoy.
READ MORE: http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Pottery-Wheel-Using-Treadmill-motor/

 


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