Throwing Lids of the Hump, Part 1

One of the harder things for students to learn is throwing a lid off the hump.  For you non potter’s out there, this means, throwing a small lid, cup, or bowl off a larger piece of clay.  This works very well because you can thrown many repetitive pieces without having to wedge each piece individually.  Below I am teaching, “Big Girl Pottery Class” how to throw a lid with a flange.


The below photo I am using back of my fingernail to create a straight line to place the wire tool.  The cut comes out even if you keep your eye on one side of the line.


2 thoughts on “Throwing Lids of the Hump, Part 1

  1. It’s just one of those things, that you have to do over and over and over. Then when you don’t do it for a long time, you have to practice it a couple of times before the good ones come out!

    The classes are at my studio which is a renovated barn on next to my house.

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