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Pottery Lessons, Tips and
Frequently Asked Questions


Below are pottery step-by-step lessons, tutorials and answers to frequently asked questions. This information was compiled using our many years experience running a pottery school, studio and art restoration facilities.

HOW TO:  Learn Wheel Throwing | Tips and Tricks

HOW TO:
Learn Wheel Throwing

Tips & Tricks

  • How to Throw a Pot? Step By Step Tutorial
  • How to Remove Freshly Thrown Pot Off the Wheel?
  • How to trim a Pot? Step By Step Tutorial
  • How to Choose The Right Clay to Use with the Wheel?
  • How to Stage Throwing and Trimming a Large Platter?
  • How to Throw a Very Large Bowl - Tutorial
  • How to Apply Surface Texture on Thrown Pottery?
  • What Tools and Tricks to create Pottery Surface Texture?
  • How to Make Large Ceramic Hookah / Shisha Bowl?
  • How to Make Chicken / Poultry Ceramic Waterer?
  • How to Make Mug and Pulling Handle? Wheel Lesson
  • Video: Throwing Lesson | YouTube
  • Video: Trimming Lesson | YouTube
  • Video: Roulette Gear Surface Texture | YouTube
  • Video: Wheel Chatter Texture Tall Forms | YouTube
  • Video: Wheel Chatter Texture Flat Forms | YouTube
  • Video: Throwing Large Platter With Coils | YouTube
  • Tips and Tricks on Plates and Platters
  • What Weight of Clay Needed For Different Pottery Ware?


  • HOW TO: Learn Wheel Throwing | Tips and Tricks

    HOW TO:
    Learn Hand Building Projects

  • Hand-building Methods Explanation and Illustration
  • Handbuilding Projects Ideas at Lakeside Pottery
  • How to Make Large and Small Coiled Pots - Tutorial?
  • How to Choose The Right Clay to Use with Hand Building?
  • How to Construct Clay Quilt? Lesson | Hanging Art
  • How to Construct a Large Slab Project? Sample Technique
  • How to Construct Clay Vase? Slab Lesson
  • How to Decorate Pottery using Sgraffito? Technique Tutorial
  • How to make a Pinchpot Clay Hedgehog?
  • Soft Hump-mold Sculpting Technique Tutorial
  • How to Make Ceramic Water Font? Hanging Basket
  • How to Make Starfish and Sea Animals? Tutorial
  • How to Make Ceramic Shoe? Slab Project Tutorial
  • How to Make Ceramic Tiles and Flat Forms?
  • Easy Way to Make a Tray Using Push Foam Trick
  • How to Impress Patterns and Texture in Clay?
  • How to Make a Ceramic Ocarina?
  • Kids Projects at Lakeside Pottery
  • Kids Animal Projects at Lakeside Pottery


  • How TO: Repair Broken Ceramic / Pottery

    HOW TO:
    Repair Broken Ceramic, Pottery or Sculptures

  • How to Fix and Mend Broken Pottery?
  • VIDEO: How to Repair Broken Pottery or Ceramic
  • How to Repair Chipped Pottery Ceramic or China?
  • How to Fill a Large Hole, Crack or Gap? Repair Lesson
  • How to Remove Old Glue or Adhesive?
  • How to remove stains from antique potter?
  • How to Repair Broken Pottery with Missing Pieces and matching colors?
  • How to Replace Stoneware Crock's Rim Seamlessly?
  • How to Fill Missing Broken Ceramic Fired Ceramic?
  • How to Repair Broken Stone Sculpture Lesson?
  • How to Add a Missing Miniature Piece to a Broken-Figurine Using a Pin?
  • How to Repair Broken Ceramic With Hairline Crack Using a Peg?
  • How to Mix Colors? Basic Theory, Air Brush or brushes
  • How to Repair Ancient Vessel? Steps and considerations
  • Kintsugi: How to Repair Pottery with Gold and Lacquer?
  • PVA or Epoxy - Which Adhesive is The Best For Ceramic Mending?
  • How to Restore Ancient Pottery? Illustration
  • Bronze sculpture repair - can it be fixed?
  • Super Glue or Epoxy - Which Adhesive is The Best For Pottery or Porcelain Repair?
  • Tools Materials in a Ceramic Restoration Studio
  • Where to Purchase Ceramic Repair Supply?
  • Identifying Porcelain and China Ware Marks


  • FIRING: How to, Solve Problems

    FIRING:
    How to, Solve Problems

  • Electric Kiln Firing and Tips
  • How to fire, Melt and Fuse Glass With Ceramic?
  • How to Estimate Electric Kiln Firing Costs?
  • How to Select The Right Kiln Shelves For Your Kiln?
  • Lakeside Pottery Raku Guide
  • How to Choose a Bisque Firing Temperature?
  • What Are Clay Drying and Firing Processes?
  • Reduction Firing
  • All About Kiln Vent
  • Transformation of Ceramic Materials Relative to Temperature
  • How to Troubleshoot an Electric Kiln? Guide
  • Q&A on Cones


  • GLAZING: Recipes, How to, Solve Problems

    GLAZING
    Recipes, How to, Solve Problems

  • Lakeside Pottery's Mid-range (Cone 6) Glaze Recipes
  • Firing , Melting & Fusing Glass on Pottery
  • How to Mix and Using Glazes?
  • Glaze Sinking to Bottom | Glaze Cracking while Drying
  • Glaze Cracking, Shivering, Crazing and Dunting
  • Dipping Glazes
  • Understanding Glazes
  • Can Matt Glazes Be Used With Food?
  • What is Crazing and How to Solve it?
  • What is Shivering and to Correct it?
  • Pinholes and Pitting Issues and Solutions
  • What is Glaze Blistering and How to Correct?
  • What is Glaze Crawling and How to Correct?
  • Dry Glaze Mixing Instructions
  • Lead in Pottery or Ceramic
  • Clay, Glaze and Firing Toxic Material List
  • Successful Glazing At Lakeside Pottery
  • Ceramic Decal Basics


  • HOW TO: Improve Your Pottery Studio

    HOW TO:
    Improve Your Pottery Studio

  • How to Make a Wedging Table? Clay Recycling Slab
  • How to Choose The Right Clay to Use in Your Studio?
  • How to Make Large Amount of Slip / Clay Slurry?
  • Simple Way Preventing Clay Clogging Sink
  • How to Reclaim Bone Dry Clay Block and Scraps?
  • Recipe and what is Magic Water, Magic Mud / Paper Clay


  • MISC POTTERY STUDIO INFORMATION

    MISC POTTERY STUDIO INFORMATION

  • Pottery and Ceramic Glossary and List of Terms
  • Where Does Clay Comes From?
  • Glossary of Ceramic Raw Materials
  • Clay and Pottery Brief History
  • Why Do They Call It Throwing?
  • What is The Value of Clay and Pottery in School?
  • Isaac Button, Soil Hill Pottery, the last true English Country Potters | 44 Minutes Video
  • Iranian Woman Potter Using an Ancient Technique. 1/2 hr video. Pirtaj village in Chang-almas Region in Western Iran
  • See Steven Hill Slide Show | YouTube
  • Ceramic Repair Lesson | YouTube
  • Why Have Pottery in School?
  • Handbuilding Projects Ideas at Lakeside Pottery
  • Kids Projects at Lakeside Pottery
  • Kids Animal Projects at Lakeside Pottery
  • The information in the links above written by Lakeside Pottery is presented without warranty - any use or misuse of this information is the responsibility of the user.

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