art class we are doing a unit on clay and ceramics.
Last week we had a speaker in art class to talk to
us about this unit. Schyler Binks, a professional
potter, came to talk to us about how to throw on the
wheel. He has his own studio in Manistee and makes
pottery for a living. He showed us how to create
many different things; from a bowl to a vase.
even left one of his pieces for us to keep. He first
starts out by making a cylinder and then from there
he can create many of the things he creates. He told
us that there are four basic steps to using the
wheel: center, enter, ___, throw. He starts off with
a sphere of clay and then smacks on the wheel to try
to make it center. From there he starts to create
his piece. He makes it look so easy!
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