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potter's wheel

a device with a rotating horizontal disk upon which clay is molded by a potter.
Origin of potter's wheel
1720-30 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Make pottery using the potter's wheel and other techniques.
  • These wares begin with raw clay pulled from the ruddy hillsides and prepared for throwing on the potter's wheel or hand-building.
  • His porcelain bowls, below, are handmade on a potter's wheel but are only one-sixteenth of an inch thick.
  • Stoneware vessels were shaped by hand on the potter's wheel or in a wooden mold.
  • Flywheels have been around for thousands of years in the form of the potter's wheel.
  • Stoneware vessels were shaped by hand on the potter's wheel or formed in a wooden mold.
  • Students learn various ceramic techniques including the use of a potter's wheel, slab structure and pinch pots.
  • Participants will learn to use clay, basic skills on the potter's wheel, and how to decorate and glaze their work.
  • Discover the creative possibilities of both hand-building and the potter's wheel.
  • Create a functional ceramic piece on the potter's wheel.
British Dictionary definitions for potter's wheel

potter's wheel

a device with a horizontal rotating disc, on which clay is shaped into pots, bowls, etc, by hand
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