Here, I am throwing my minatures off a mound of clay. I simply position the clay into the center of the wheel and shape the pot as the wheel spins. When removing the miniature pot, I am careful not to cut its bottom.
A BOX OF MINIS....quarter in there for scale.
Miniature Tea Pot $15 (The Fairies love these!!)
Old craft comes to life in Elisa's booth. Pottery is one of the oldest crafts known to man. Pottery begins with clay gathered from a local creek bed or swamp. The clay is then modeled by hand on a pottery wheel. The wheel is the single most important advance in early Pottery technology. It allows the harness of kinetic energy to spin a pot into perfection. As important as the wheel is, it is the potter's steady hand which brings the pot to life.