Pottery 101: Wheel Throwing

10 Questions | Total Attempts: 71

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If you’re like most people, your level of knowledge with regards to wheel throwing stretches no further than that one scene from the movie “Ghost”, but are you one of the select few who know more? Let’s find out!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What are the two styles of wedging?
    • A. 

      Bull's Head and Spiral

    • B. 

      Spiral and Ox round

    • C. 

      Oxhead and Spiral

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 2. 
    While throwing, where should your elbows be?
    • A. 

      In the air

    • B. 

      Anchored to your core

    • C. 

      Anchored to your knees

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 3. 
    You want to use as much water as possible while throwing to soften the clay.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    You turn on the wheel before slamming clay on the wheel head.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    When using the wooden knife, you wan to hold the tool as if it was a ___________.
  • 6. 
    What tool do you use to check the depth of you base?
    • A. 

      Gut feeling

    • B. 

      Ruler

    • C. 

      Needle tool

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 7. 
    You ________ the lip rim to make it stronger.
  • 8. 
    Use the wire tool to remove the finished pot from the wheel.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    What is the reason for wedging?
    • A. 

      To make it look pretty

    • B. 

      To prepare the clay for throwing

    • C. 

      No reason

    • D. 

      To warm up your arms for throwing

  • 10. 
    Wheel throwing can be learned quickly and easily.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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