html Hardy, C 2010: How to build a kick wheel
Oestreich's love is almost as pure as the kick wheel
itself: "I think back of the sounds of the wheels clicking 45 years ago--they are all clicking: there is no radio, no electric wheels, it was the heartbeat of the Pottery.
There are 10 workshops to choose from including: Silver jewellery, rings and pendants; wood carving tree spirits; slate carving wall hanging and coaters; copper jewellery pendants, key rings and bracelets; basketry weaving with willow; pottery kick wheel
, throwing clay pots; felt making and juggling balls; building and firing of wood fired kiln; Insect hotels and blacksmithing hooks, key rings and bottle openers.
Except that he uses an electric wheel, rather than the kick wheel
I can convert to a kick wheel
in the future, should I ever decide.
Both men and women are potters, using either a kick wheel
or turntable for fashioning utilitarian vessels.
When she is creating a work, using a kick wheel
, she thinks about the vessel in a sculptural, abstract way.
Yet what resided in their baggage was probably more important; Gertrud's kick wheel
and their small electric kiln.
The next stop was Tokoname, where I visited Ryogy Koie in his beautiful studio situated overlooking the river and valley in Ena, and made some pots on his Bernard Leach-style kick wheel
He throws on a kick wheel
with an electric motor boost and uses a standard electric wheel for trimming.
While no special emphasis is directed to wheel throwing, since handbuilding, slab, coil and various combinations of these processes are very evident in pottery produced in the program, ten electric potter's wheels and two kick wheels
are placed in small groupings around the room.