16:What can you do by the FP wheel?

New ceramic art technique that differs quite from the current


The left:Raku tea bowl made by free hand:Even the beginner can make it in 30 minutes.
The right:Porcelain rice bowl:Most difficult work in wheel throwing. The potter's wheel experience of ten years is usually necessary.

It is a porcelain rice bowl that it is difficult to make it if the Raku tea bowl and the porcelain rice bowl are compared.
As for the Raku tea cup made from clay, even the person of the first time is good at the ceramic art.
On the other hand, the experiences of three or more-five years are necessary for the rice bowl made from porcelain. The experience of ten years or more is necessary to make the porcelain rice bowl that becomes complete.
It is the most difficult work in the potter's wheel because shape, weight, rim, and the capacity etc. of the porcelain rice bowl are extremely slight.
Moreover, the one of the rice teacup made with the machine is low and
a large amount of appearing on the market and prices are also low.
The ceramic artist doesn't want to make it so much.
It is not possible to make it because it is technical and too difficult for a
lot of ceramic artists.
However, it is a rice bowl and tea cup that most often uses daily for consumers. Nevertheless, even if the ceramic art is learnt in the ceramic art classroom, it is a current state to use the rice bowl and tea cup made with the machine of the shop sales after all in daily life.

The normal person practices to make the rice bowl every day, and three years are
necessary. About 40years are necessary for the person who goes to the ceramic art classroom once a week.
However, if the FP wheel is used, everyone can do in 30 minutes.
The type and Throwing tools will be made in the first three hours.
It becomes complete and about ten one can be made if the work is made
at the following week.

Data grounds of trial calculation
the one goes to the classroom for three hours once a week.

52weeks in year
156hours in yearA necessary wheel duration for the potter's wheel master is 6,336hours.
The potter's wheel can be master if going to the classroom for 40 years.



Either might be difficult in the bottle and the saucer though made on the wheel.
It is obviously a saucer.

The saucer where the size doesn't become complete is not used easily. In a platter and a large pot, there are too no necessities that the size becomes complete.However, if the size doesn't become complete, it is not beautiful because the saucer is piled when storing it.The saucer is pleased to present as long as the size becomes complete.

The plate of use, especially the saucer is not used easily if not becoming complete in daily life.

It is not easy to arrange and to make the size, the thickness, weight, and shape with the potter's wheel.
The study of ten years is necessary for only your throwing and becoming complete the size. In the ceramic art classroom once a week, it takes 135 years.
However, if it is FP wheel, the saucer is very easy.

Vase and jar
On the other hand, neither the vase nor the jar completely have the necessity that becomes complete. Weight need not worry too much.
There is no necessity of becoming complete because of being arranged always mostly alone at all.

Karatsu jar in Momoyama era(1600). It thrown by the potter's wheel and it doesn't cut down.

How many years do it take to make the jar and the vase with the potter's wheel? To tell the truth, if the abc of the potter's wheel can be done, the jar etc. are the easiest.

Because there is no workman who can thinly throwing the jar with difficult porcelain, cutting down thinly after throwing is very usual.
You will remove a center axis and use it as a usual potter's wheel because it cannot do the jar with the FP wheel.

Shape is the one at the Meiji era (about1900). If the outside is cut down even if workman is not good at potter's wheel, the jar and the vase are made good.


The left:Bowl thrown with usual potter's wheel. Because part A is thick(C), it takes time extremely though dried.
The right:Throwned bowl with FP wheel. Part A can be thinly made.

The potter's wheel is the best for the formation of clay. However, long training is necessary.
In addition, there are another point and a fault.
It is that clay remains in the bottom part after forming it. It is a part of A in figure.
This part is a part cut off after it dries suitably. It is very difficult to dry thin part B and thick part C by the same degree.
The crack is caused if it usually dries it here.
It is necessary to put in the room where humidity is high to avoid it, to spend long time slowly, and to adjust the level of dryness.
Even if it is the shortest, it will take ten hours or more to this process.
In the FP wheel, part A cut out can be thinned. Therefore, it doesn't crack even if it dries suddenly.