Bowls, Bowls, Bowls

Bowls are said to be easier to throw than cylinders (I'll let you decide). The clay naturally wants to flare out when you throw, so the challenge is in controlling the flare and making it be the shape you want.

  • Practice throwing bowls (throw two for you)
  • Throw a set of four bowls, using an image or actual bowl as your "template" (glazing to be later determined) All bowls should have feet and all bowls should match in size and shape (hint: a ruler might be helpful, as might either weighing your clay to throw or comparing the size to something, such as a grapefruit.
  • Throw one more bowl on which you will be using the technique of "majolica" for surface decoration