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Books / Throwing / Throwing Fundamentals: A Beginner’s Guide to Throwing Pottery

Throwing Fundamentals: A Beginner’s Guide to Throwing Pottery

Learning to throw pottery gets easier for students and teachers


Throwing Fundamentals: A Beginner’s Guide to Throwing Pottery, Second Edition, is specially designed for use at the wheel! This handbook makes throwing pottery easy for students, hobbyists, and teachers by providing the right guide with quick answers when they are needed, right at the wheel.

-It’s written by Clay Hopes, an NAEA Active Member and pottery enthusiast.


Unlike other books, the lap-sized, laminated 18-page Throwing Fundamentals includes simple step-by-step pictures, clear illustrations, detailed throwing tips, and quick-help solutions to make the perfect getting-started guide.


  • Focused on the basic fundamentals: centering, opening, and lifting, it serves as the perfect guide for learning the basics of throwing.
  • The Solutions Guide provides the quick answers to the most common problems.
  • Rugged and ready for the pottery environment, Throwing Fundamentals is laminated and spiral-bound so you can use it while you are at the wheel without fear of ruin.

Here's what others are saying:

I think Throwing Fundamentals really helps the students! GREAT job of breaking it down and simplifying the process. I also think the SOLUTIONS section is very helpful because it addresses the problems that students all have at one time or another. It is one thing to be “told” what to do but it is another thing to be able to try to solve your own problems. -High School Arts Teacher.

Due to the specialty category of ceramic / pottery books, publishing runs are sometimes limited and book titles go in and out of print without notification.  We do our best to keep up with our many publishers and stock availability.


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