Potter technique: Throwing

The clay is wedged until the body is free of air. The clay ball is held within wet hands and the potter’s wheel runs at max. speed. At the bottom, the heels of the hands squeeze the lump strongly while at the top the crossed thumbs exert lighter pressure. Then the pressure of the thumbs is increased and at the same time that of the heels of the hands is reduced. This up- and- down movement continues until the lump becomes centred. Then the centre is opened up and the base widened.

The body is pulled upwards evenly from the base. The rim is held with the left hand. A cylinder appears, the rim of which is a tension ring which stabilizes the shape.

Now the cylinder is formed, it can be concave, convex or the rim is widened to make a bowl. For this purpose forming tools are used.

ProductBildApplicationFiring rangeFiring colourChamotte portion
0024
  • Throwing
1000 - 1150 °C white-light 0 %
0033 (Casting body)[Translate to Englisch:] 0033 (Gießmasse)
  • Casting
1000 - 1150 °C white 0 %
0086
  • Modelling
1000 - 1140 °C white-light cream 30 %
0208
  • Throwing
1000 - 1280 °C white-light cream 0 %
0208 (Casting body)
  • Casting
1000 - 1280 °C white-light cream 0 %
0209
  • Throwing
1000 - 1300 °C white-light 0 %
0209 (Casting body)
  • Casting
1000 - 1300 °C white-light 0 %
0234
  • Modelling
  • Throwing
1000 - 1240 °C Paperclay/light cream 0 %
0240
  • Throwing
1000 - 1240 °C white-light cream 0 %
0241
  • Throwing
1000 - 1280 °C white-light cream 0 %
0245
  • Throwing
1000 - 1150 °C white-beige 0 %
0245 (Casting body)
  • Casting
1000 - 1150 °C white-beige 0 %
0254
  • Modelling
  • Throwing
1000 - 1280 °C white-light cream 25 %
0264
  • Modelling
1000 - 1280 °C white-light cream 25 %
0284
  • Modelling
1000 - 1280 °C white-light cream 25 %
0311
  • Throwing
1000 - 1140 °C red 0 %
0354
  • Modelling
  • Throwing
980 - 1200 °C red 25 %
0356
  • Modelling
  • Throwing
1000 - 1120 °C brown-black 25 %
0359
  • Modelling
  • Throwing
1000 - 1220 °C salmon 25 %
0364
  • Modelling
980 - 1200 °C red 25 %
0366
  • Modelling
1000 - 1120 °C brown-black 25 %
0369
  • Modelling
1000 - 1220 °C salmon 25 %
0371
  • Modelling
  • Throwing
1000 - 1240 °C grey-black 25 %
0373
  • Modelling
1000 - 1240 °C grey-black 30 %
0376
  • Modelling
1000 - 1240 °C grey-black 30 %
0384
  • Modelling
980 - 1200 °C red 25 %
0395
  • Modelling
1000 - 1200 °C yellow 25 %
0441
  • Modelling
1000 - 1180 °C white-light cream 45 %
0468
  • Modelling
1000 - 1260 °C white-light cream 40 %
0474
  • Modelling
1000 - 1260 °C white-light cream 40 %
0478
  • Modelling
1000 - 1260 °C white-light cream 25 %
0480
  • Modelling
1000 - 1260 °C white-light cream 40 %
0552
  • Modelling
1000 - 1220 °C red 40 %
0554
  • Modelling
1000 - 1220 °C red 40 %
0559
  • Modelling
1000 - 1220 °C red 40 %
0579
  • Modelling
1000 - 1120 °C brown-black 40 %
0584
  • Modelling
1000 - 1240 °C salmon 40 %
0591
  • Modelling
  • Throwing
1000 - 1300 °C lilac-yellow 25 %
0592
  • Modelling
1000 - 1300 °C lilac-yellow 40 %
0596
  • Modelling
1000 - 1300 °C lilac-yellow 40 %
0930
  • Modelling
  • Throwing
1000 - 1280 °C white light cream 25 %
0931
  • Modelling
  • Throwing
1000 - 1280 °C white light cream 25 %
0933
  • Modelling
  • Throwing
1000 - 1240 °C leather 20 %
1100
  • Throwing
1000 - 1280 °C white-light 0 %
1100 (Casting body)
  • Casting
1000 - 1280 °C white-light 0 %
1101
  • Modelling
  • Throwing
1220 - 1280 °C white-translucent 0 %
1105 (Casting body)
  • Casting
1220 - 1280 °C Porcelain body 0 %
1112
  • Modelling
1000 - 1280 °C white-light 20 %
8251
  • Modelling
1000 - 1200 °C leather 15 %