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Pottery Lessons, Tips and
Frequently Asked Questions

Wheel Tutorials



Handbuilding Tutorials



Ceramic & Sculpture Repair Lessons
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Fixing broken plate lesson - basic lesson
Cementing only lesson

Fixing chipped Italian platter lesson step-by-step lesson
Chipped pottery repair lesson

Complete ceramic repair lesson | cementing, filling, painting and glazing
Complete ceramic repair lesson

Repair marble /stone statue requiring metal insertion
Marble / stone sculpture repair

How to Sculpt and Add Missing Pottery Segment
How to Sculpt and Add Missing Pottery Segment

How to Replace Stoneware Crock's rim using the potter's wheelHow to replace Stoneware crock's rim

kintsugi - mending broken pottery with golden jointery
Kintsugi - mending with gold

How to repair crack in ceramic
How to fix ceramic crack

Restoring multi breaks and missing piece antique bowl
Restore bowl lesson w/ missing pieces

Restoring ancient pottery steps
Restoring ancient pottery steps

Lladro figurine - Restoring ceramic sculpture with missing pieces using fired clay
Sculpting missing pieces - Lladro

How to paint broken china, ceramic or pottery?
Painting pottery after repair

Cybis Arion Boy on Dolphin - Repair Broken and Missing Finger
Miniature repair w/ missing finger

Restoring ceramic sculpture with missing pieces using fired clay
Making missing part w/ fired clay

Repairing broken stone sculptures and statues
Repairing broken stone sculpture

Restoring ceramic sculpture with missing pieces using fired clay
Bronze sculpture repair

Restoring large stone sculpture / statue
Restoring stone sculpture / statue

Plaster figure / statue reapir
Plaster figure / statue repair

Heavily damaged ceramic figurine repair
Heavily damaged ceramic figurine repair

Restoring small porcealin figurines - shoe
Miniature Porcelain

How to remove old epoxy from old pottery or china
Removing old glue

Below are pottery step-by-step lessons, tutorials, and answers to frequently asked questions. This information was compiled using our many years experience running a pottery school, studio and art restoration facilities.

HOW TO:  Learn Wheel Throwing | Tips and Tricks

HOW TO: Learn Wheel Throwing
Tips & Tricks

  • How to Throw a Pot? Step By Step Tutorial
  • Removing Thrown Pot Off the Wheel / Bat?
  • How to trim a Pot? Step By Step Tutorial
  • Choosing The Right Clay | Wheel Throwing
  • Stage Throwing and Trimming a Large Plate
  • How to Throw a Very Large Bowl - Tutorial
  • Surface Texture on Thrown Pottery
  • Tools and Tricks | Pottery Surface Texture?
  • How to Make Large Hookah / Shisha Bowl?
  • How to Make Chicken / Poultry Waterer?
  • How to Make Mug and Pulling Handle?
  • Video: Throwing Lesson
  • Video: Trimming Lesson
  • Video: Roulette Gear Surface Texture
  • Video: Wheel Chatter Texture Tall Forms
  • Video: Wheel Chatter Texture Flat Forms
  • Video: Throwing Large Platter With Coils
  • Tips and Tricks on Plates and Platters
  • Weight of Clay For Different Pottery Ware


  • HOW TO: Repair Broken Ceramic, Pottery or Sculptures
  • How to Fix and Mend Broken Pottery?
  • VIDEO: How to Repair Broken Pottery?
  • How to Repair Chipped Pottery or Ceramic?
  • How to Fill a Large Hole, Crack or Gap?
  • How to Remove Old Glue or Adhesive?
  • How to remove stains from antique pottery?
  • How to Repair Broken Pottery With Missing Pieces and Matching Colors?
  • How to Replace Broken Stoneware Crock's Rim Seamlessly?
  • How to Fill Missing Broken Ceramic With Fired Ceramic?
  • How to Repair Broken Stone Sculpture?
  • How to Add a Missing Miniature Piece to a Broken-Figurine Using a Pin?
  • How to Repair Broken Ceramic With Hairline Crack Using a Peg?
  • How to Mix Colors? Basic Theory, Air Brushing or Paint Brushes
  • How to Repair Ancient Vessel?
  • Kintsugi: How to Repair Pottery with Gold ?
  • PVA or Epoxy - Which Adhesive is The Best For Ceramic Mending?
  • How to Restore Ancient Pottery? Illustration
  • Bronze Sculpture Repair - Can It be Fixed?
  • Super Glue or Epoxy - Which Adhesive is The Best For Pottery or Porcelain Repair?
  • Tools Materials in a Ceramic or Sculpture Restoration Studio
  • Where to Purchase Ceramic Repair Supply?
  • Identifying Porcelain and China Ware Marks
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