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#1 Pugaboo

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Posted 25 June 2013 - 12:23 PM

Not really a pottery question per say but involves a pottery theme so am hoping someone can help.

Does anyone have a picture of an old pottery wheel? If you don't have a photo maybe someone knows of a good reference book on the history of the wheel with some photos? I'm thinking a version that was around during the early 1900s might work if not that then maybe a medieval version would work instead.

I have been asked to do a mural for the new pottery annex and need to incorporate several definite themes and would like to use an old style pottery wheel in the mural but have no idea what one looks like and want to make sure I get the design correct. I am working on a couple different ideas and am trying to figure out which one is more feasible.

Thanks for any help anyone can give.

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Posted 25 June 2013 - 12:36 PM

This is a wheel from Montelupo , Italy in the Ceramics Museum.
If you need a bigger version email me. This is as big as we can post here.
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Posted 25 June 2013 - 12:37 PM

Not really a pottery question per say but involves a pottery theme so am hoping someone can help.

Does anyone have a picture of an old pottery wheel? If you don't have a photo maybe someone knows of a good reference book on the history of the wheel with some photos? I'm thinking a version that was around during the early 1900s might work if not that then maybe a medieval version would work instead.

I have been asked to do a mural for the new pottery annex and need to incorporate several definite themes and would like to use an old style pottery wheel in the mural but have no idea what one looks like and want to make sure I get the design correct. I am working on a couple different ideas and am trying to figure out which one is more feasible.

Thanks for any help anyone can give.

Terry


Try this link to google,

http://www.google.co...img.IOC3TdW63fM

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#4 Pugaboo

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Posted 25 June 2013 - 04:24 PM

Thank you both. I did a search online too and found some images of wheels just have not been able to get a confirmed period when a particular wheel was used. I was hoping to verify which ever one I use as a model dates of use but this might not be possible. Was hoping one of the teachers or professors might have a textbook on the history of wheel throwing or something.

Thanks again, wish me luck that no one asks for an exact date when the wheel I use in the mural was in use!

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 10:58 AM

Thank you both. I did a search online too and found some images of wheels just have not been able to get a confirmed period when a particular wheel was used. I was hoping to verify which ever one I use as a model dates of use but this might not be possible. Was hoping one of the teachers or professors might have a textbook on the history of wheel throwing or something.

Thanks again, wish me luck that no one asks for an exact date when the wheel I use in the mural was in use!

Terry


There are some really cool images in the library of congress that are well documented pretty well as to what they are

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 03:07 PM

there is a museum of pottery and related things in Seagrove, nc. if you contact them, maybe they have what you want. the george ohr museum was damaged by katrina but maybe they have something. there is also Pewabic pottery in detroit and they have been in operation since that time. what do you have to lose?
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Posted 26 June 2013 - 03:22 PM

http://m.youtube.com...h?v=ePDqNYcFWno

I hope you can see this video, its not an old wheel but a very primative and effective form of throwing large pots. I love doing murals and this type of image would appeal to me as I like the sharing aspect of the two men. T

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 04:19 PM

http://m.youtube.com...v%3DePDqNYcFWno

I hope you can see this video, its not an old wheel but a very primative and effective form of throwing large pots. I love doing murals and this type of image would appeal to me as I like the sharing aspect of the two men. T


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Anyway, that's an awesome video. It's amazing how well the two potters work together. I would almost think, they would have to learn to work that way. If two experienced solo potters were required to do that, I think that would lead to punches being thrown.
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#9 Pugaboo

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 06:05 PM

Amazing video! Thanks for sharing it. I'm going through the library of congress site now. Have a rough idea of what I am going for subject wise for the mural, plan to go up tomorrow and take some photos of the wall to allow for windows and such as well as get the aproximate measurements so I can get the ratio set for the smaller drafts. Am much more comfortable in the realm of murals than pottery since have a lot more experience painting than doing pots so it ought to be interesting to mesh the 2 into 1 piece.

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Posted 27 June 2013 - 10:21 PM

http://m.youtube.com...h?v=FP0XDogwwW8

This is a video from Old Salem in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. It may be based on something even older than 1800, but I'm sure it is historical.




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