Throwing and Hand Building a Pottery Comical Fish

me with clay fish

I like throwing on the pottery wheel but I love hand building as well. Making this fish was a process of combining Throwing the body of the fish on the wheel and then building the attached parts by hand. The body and the tail were first. I threw a cylinder to make the tail and the body then hand build the other parts and attached them.


Frank Polito an instructor at Pottery West taught me a painting style to use on fish plates. I took that and used it on my fish sculpture. I can’t wait to fire and glaze him.

Author: Debbie Gerber
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