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Ceramics Handbuilding: Coil and Pinch Pots — Artist Mollie Favour explores basic handbuilding technique, different types of clays, and simple tools. She demonstrates wedging and creates a pinch pot and a box with a lid made from two joined pinch pots. This DVD also features demonstrations of making coils, constructing a coil bowl and coil coffee cup, plus decorating and firing techniques. 28 minutes.
Ceramics Handbuilding: Slab Construction — Artist Mollie Favour shows tools and clays as well as wedging, then proceeds to making slabs by throwing and rolling. She constructs a box with a lid, demonstrating how the pieces are joined utilizing scoring and slip. Other pieces are created and decorated, including bowls that are draped over forms, a vase, and a wall mural. 27 minutes.
Ceramics Handbuilding: Basic Throwing Skills — This DVD is an excellent introduction to throwing on the wheel. Artist Alleghany Meadows illustrates wedging the clay, centering it on the wheel and throwing a cylinder. The step-by-step demonstration with cross-sections clearly explains the technique of throwing. 34 minutes.
Ceramics Handbuilding: Throwing Functional Forms — Alleghany Meadows illustrates how to throw basic forms in this introduction to throwing functional pottery. He creates a drinking mug, vase, pitcher with handle, and platter. How to trim finished pieces is also demonstrated. Close-ups and cross-sections of the forms bring the process to life. 37 minutes.
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