How To: Throw a chip and dip pottery plate

Throw a chip and dip pottery plate

Ingelton Pottery demonstrates how to throw a chip and dip pottery plate. First, well a ball of clay and put it on a pottery wheel. Use your hands and ample amounts of water to depress the sides of the clay forming an indented rim with a raised center. Use your thumb to define the center hub. Create a thin side to the plate. Wet your hands and press down on the center hub, creating a depression. The plate should now have a two bowls with one sitting inside of the other one. Use a blade to scrape off the excess clay around the outside of the plate. A wet sponge will provide smoothing detail to the formed clay. Finally, let your finished chip and dip pottery plate dry.

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