In this video I am throwing mugs.
Just a small amount of clay is needed to produce a good sized coffee/ tea mug.
The clay is centered on the wheel bat and then the clay is opened up before it is lifted gradually to the required height. A guesstimate is made beforehand to calculate the weight of the clay to achieve this. I then use a profile to lessen the amount of throwing rings and to make the shape more uniform. Water is removed from the inside at or near the end of the throwing process.
The mug has now reached the first stage.
When the mug becomes leather hard this is the time for the handles to be attached.
Watch for this next video!