Throwing pots (the art of making a bowl, mug, whatever out of clay using a wheel) is a very relaxing art form which requires discipline and patience. I just learned to throw pots last week and, frankly, I suck, but here is an overview and some suggestions from my great teacher and coach.



  1. Knead the clay
  2. Center the clay on the wheel
  3. Form the cone shape
  4. Form the inverted bowl shape
  5. Create the center hole
  6. Create the donut shape
  7. Pull the pot

Hints (also apply to life in general):