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but the Teaching Film from which they are taken - "Making
Lustre Pottery with Alan Caiger-Smith" - is available to buy
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This shows in more detail the potter throwing a closed form, in this case a jug. He must remove with a sponge the excess water from inside the vessel so that the clay retains its elasticity. This clip shows clearly how the potter uses tools as simple as his thumb for forming the vessel profile.
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