Fun Pottery Projects
From Beth Peterson, former About.com Guide
Because pottery takes so long to bring from start to finished form, I've made the projects for this year go over two months. Every other month there is a new pottery project. These projects are geared to help you develop skills, explore new techniques, and push the envelope of how you work with the clay in your pottery studio.
- 2011 Bi-Monthly Project List
- How to Submit Your Work to the Project Galleries
- January-February Sprigged Pottery
Hand Built Projects
Hand building is one of those things that every beginner can enjoy, and yet it still lends itself to masterful works of both functional and artistic merit. I hope you have as much fun hand building as I do.
- Make a Basic Pinch Pot
- Make a Basic Coil Pot
- Make a Basic Slab Pot
- Coil Build a Pitcher
- Coil Build a Mug
- Weave a Pottery Basket
- Slab Build a Pitcher
- Make a Slab-Built Heart Picture Frame
- Slab Build a Mug
- A Pottery Napkin Ring Demo
It is magical to watch and feel something take shape beneath your hands as you work on the wheel. Even when we are just beginning to get a handle on the skills, throwing can be be fun and relaxing.
- Throw a Basic Cylinder Pot
- Throw a Simple Vase
- Pottery Vases - A Gallery of Throwing Possibilities
- Throw a Flat-Sided Bowl
- Throw a Pitcher
- How to Thrown an Inset Lidded Jar
- How to Throw an Over-Edge Style Lidded Jar
- How to Make a Thrown Closed Form into a Lidded Jar
- Make a Thrown Table Lmap
Many projects in pottery use multiple methods of forming or shaping the clay. Adding hand built or modeled parts to thrown pots can make even the most commonplace form suddenly unique and exciting. Adding thrown components to hand built pieces can lend elegance to hand built pieces. The possibilities are limitless.