Olive Oil Jars, batch throwing on the pottery wheel.

Here is a group of Olive Oil jars which I have been ‘batch’ throwing today.By ‘batch’, what I mean is that I am making a collection of similar looking products. Some Ceramicists/Artists call this technique ‘repeat’ throwing. I don’t really like this term to be honest,  The word ‘repeat’ gives the process a sound of numbness and boredom. Even though I am making a batch of similar looking objects, each one is given an opportunity to become individual, to take on a personality that none of the other similar looking pots have.

Preparing for the Sheffield Arts and Crafts Night Market, 11th April, 3pm-9pm


About Andrew Farmer

I am an Artist creating in South Yorkshire in the UK. My work is mainly inspired and painted directly from nature, timeless and traditional.
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2 Responses to Olive Oil Jars, batch throwing on the pottery wheel.

  1. cavepainter says:

    I like the look of still wet clay like this. I wish there was a way for the finished, fired product to have the same color and slight satin gloss of wet clay…

    Or maybe there is. It’s been years since I’ve done clay.

  2. Pete's Pots says:

    Very nice! A few years ago I made several hundred mugs for another potter who had a big commission but didn’t like throwing. Believe me, that was…… boring? No, you enter a trance-like state, totally focused on the replication to a pattern, and my throwing skill leaped into a new dimension. Not that I want to do it again, of course. Thirty or so at a time is fine.

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