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Altering Wheel-Thrown Forms: From Simple to Complex

October 30, 2022 - November 4, 2022

Shikha Joshi  ·  potterybyshikha.com

Workshop at a glance

Create elegant ceramic forms by altering simple wheel-thrown or handbuilt forms.


  • Altering wheel thrown or handbuilt forms
  • Building with altered forms
  • Working with slips and sand


  • Basic clay tools for throwing on the wheel
  • Fettling knife, wire tool, surform, and various ribs
  • Slips to build surface texture


  • Basic throwing techniques
  • How to make altered forms
  • Using slips for creating texture

Artist Bio

Shikha Joshi is a studio potter based in Round Rock, Texas. Born and raised in New Delhi, India, Joshi learned ceramics through community classes and workshops in the US. Her work has been featured at prominent galleries like the Companion and the Charlie Cummings Gallery. She has exhibited at the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts where her work is part of their permanent collection. Joshi has been published in Ceramic Monthly, Surface Design for Ceramics, and 500 Platters. She has taught workshops across Texas and online, in collaboration with Companion Gallery.
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Workshop Description

In this workshop students will learn how to use simple wheel thrown forms to create more complex forms. You will begin by making basic shapes like cylinders and bowls and will then alter the pieces by cutting or stretching them. During class participants will make faceted cups from simple cylinders to an elegant gravy boat from a basic bowl form. The focus of the workshop is on form; however, discussion will include different approaches to surface treatment including creating rustic surfaces using slips and sand. Basic wheel throwing experience is helpful but not necessary. Open to all skill levels.


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