How to Throw a Mug on the Potter's Wheel
Would you like to learn how to Throw a Mug on the Potter's Wheel? Are you currently looking to learn new ceramic skills or would you like to recap on the skills you already have?
A mug has so many functions. It can be used as tableware and is very suitable for hot drinks like coffee and tea.I have also used the mug to create sculpture by cutting and reassembling the form.
Learning how to throw a mug also taught me about how it functions when being used as tableware. For example, it taught me to think about its weight. As people will be picking it up and drinking from it, I have to consider making it light to hold. I also need to consider the rim, as I want it to be comfortable on the lips. The mug then gets me thinking about the handle. It needs to be big enough to comfortably hold and it has to have a nice curved shape to it.
In this downloadable content you will receive a 29 page PDF document with colour images with a step by step guide and tips. The contents includes:
- Who is this course for?
- A little bit about me and why I created this guide.
- Why learn how to throw a Mug on the Potter’s Wheel?
- Health and Safety.
- What tools, equipment and materials do I need to get started? Including Tips.
- How to throw a Mug on the Potter’s Wheel? (Also, please see the linked video demonstration)
- How to make the Handle for the mug? (Also, please see the linked video demonstration)
- Making the Mug. Tips, Potential problems and How to Solve Them?
- Conclusion. Suppliers: Were to buy the tools, equipment and materials shown in this content.
You will also have access to two videos (links provided in the pdf) from me demonstrating How to Throw the Shape of the Mug on the potter's wheel and How to make the Handle.
This Course is designed for anyone over the age of 8. Children can do this course but it is recommended he/she has adult supervision.
This course is for people that are beginners who are wanting to learn the basics of “How to Throw a Mug on the Potter’s Wheel. It is also for people who are experienced and would like to top up on the skills they already have, lean new ones and become more efficient.
To do this course the most important things you will need will be a dedicated space to work in, potter's wheel, clay and ceramic tools.
I wanted to put in everything I have learned about throwing a Mug on the potter’s wheel and all the related information in one place to save you time having to look for it either through books or the internet.
I also realise the need to focus on acquiring skills that relate to the individual’s needs. That is why I have created this focused step by step guide for you.