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Throwing a vessel on the potter's wheel


Thu, Oct 11th, 2018

Watch as ceramic artist Brenda McMahon throws a round vessel on the potter's wheel. This is the first stage (and the most fun!). From there she will trim it, then burnish it (polish with a stone) and then put the piece in the bisque firing. This is the first of two firings. Each hand-thrown vessel takes 3-4 weeks to complete the creative cycle.

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Throwing a Tall Vessel with a Lid


Thu, Oct 11th, 2018

See how Brenda McMahon first creates a lid on the potter's wheel then throws a tall vessel. Brenda will saggar fire these pieces once they are completed. Check out the link below to see her finished work.

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Unloading a Clay Saggar


Wed, Aug 29th, 2018

Brenda McMahon unloads a small vessel from the bottom of her saggar kiln. In this unique firing, each vessel is nested in organic material and fired in a gas kiln. The organics are burned away, but a hue of color appears. Watch now!

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