Saturday, January 29, 2011

10 Pound Jar

Today I wedged up a bunch of porcelain that's been laying around in various plastic bags. I decided to go ahead and make a video of how I turn my ten pound jars. Now, I understand that watching a video of jar making isn't high drama, but I explain a bit of what goes through my head as I'm throwing, so maybe someone will find it useful.

As I mention in the video, I expand these a bit the next day when they are stiff enough to hold up without collapsing...


  1. Oh, it's plenty of high drama for me! It really helps to hear your thought process- definitely some new things for me to focus on next time I am at the wheel.

  2. I have been newly introduced to your blog and love it. I had my kids sit through this throwing process (wanna see how a pottery jar is made)? Love your commentary and hearing your voice brings back fond memories of my childhood summers at Nappanee. I too am "making it" as an artist. Check out MY blog at, although I need to post more often. Wanna do video demos too, a goal for 2011.

  3. Oh, and I'm saving up for one of your acorn lid casseroles, so don't stop making them.

    And say "Hi!" to Dar for me.