Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Finished Product

Well, it took a long time but I finally finished my kick wheel. I'm not really sure of the "proper" name for this style of wheel. I would call it a "kick wheel." I have heard others refer to it as a "Korean Style Kick Wheel." And, I suppose if you make pottery on this type of wheel in the Onggi tradition it would be called an "Onggi" wheel. What ever the proper name, this wheel turned out much better than I could have ever imagined.

I was going to try it out yesterday but just couldn't bring myself to throwing a bunch of clay on this beautiful wheel so I threw some pots on my stand-up treadle wheel.

Yes it is pretty but I made it to use so today after work I'm throwing some mud on it.


Lori Buff said...

That is beautiful. I suppose if you treated the wood with beeswax/mineral oil after cleaning, like you would a good rib, it will stay beautiful for a long time.

Leslie said...

It ia beautiful! How much does it weigh? I want to make one, where did you find a reference to make it? Mind pointing a fellow potter in the right direction? :) thanks!