What are those lines in handmade pottery?
They are called throwing rings.
If you have ever looked closely at a hand thrown piece of pottery (did you read the email or post about what thrown pottery is? You can read it here)? You might have noticed little rings around the pot.
Think of them like the growth rings in a tree. Each “ring” represents the potter pulling up the clay, little by little.
Some rings are very pronounced and large, almost bumpy. The rings in my pots are very small and smooth. You have to look closely to even see them.
I personally prefer the clean look of the small throwing lines. I have mastered them by 21+ years of practice and taking my time and being patient with every pot I make. Typically, the bigger and more pronounced the throwing rings the faster that pot was made.
Time and patience, like a majestic tree in the forest is how I like them.
Take a look, what do you think?
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Artist and Owner of Off Your Rocker Pottery