Ceramic Jar with Top on a black background

From Clay to Jar – Part II: Preparing the Top

This is the second in a series of videos in which Rick Hintze, an accomplished potter from Whitewater, Wisconsin, demonstrates the complete process of making a jar from clay to finished product. In the previous installment, Rick demonstrated the “throwing” of the jar on a wheel. He also made a top for the jar. In the present video, he finishes the top by sculpting the top and making a knob for it.  If you have never seen how pottery artists work, I hope you find this series interesting. If you are familiar with ceramic arts, this is your chance to see a first-class potter at work. Rick’s pieces have been exhibited nationally at several prestigious locations, including the Smithsonian Show at the National Museum of Art in Washington, D.C. I encourage you see examples of Rick’s finished work at his web site.

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