Sculpture 1: Wheel Throwing
During the second half of Sculpture 1 students will have the opportunity to begin throwing on the potter's wheel. During this short time students are not expected to learn the intricacies of wheel throwing. Rather, students should gain practice centering, opening, and raising sides. Students who are able to successfully create a cylinder by the end of the class will be fully prepared for more advanced techniques taught in Sculpture 2. Students that wish to spend more time on the potter's wheel outside of class should see Mr. Lamp.
Below are videos intended to help beginners learn the basic wheel throwing skills. Please watch and refer back to these videos for assistance. There are many other videos available online that address specific questions; I encourage you to seek out answers to questions and problems you encounter during this exploratory throwing stage.