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8 Youtube Potters every beginner should follow

  • Anuja Gupta
  • Pottery
  • May 18, 2017
  • (2)

When I started learning pottery, I had no mentor whom I could go to on a regular basis to learn new techniques or get feedback from. Those who are well versed with the world of ceramics know that learning on your own is not an easy feat. I still have a long way to go, but thanks to these 8 Youtube Potters it seems like I have master potters just a click away. I spend my weekends learning from these great artists who have taught me much more about pottery than I could ever hope.

If you're like me and are looking for inspiration and someone to learn from then follow these potters on YouTube this instant. I promise you won't regret it.

1. Hsinchuen Lin

 Among the neatest, most precise potters, not an extra spill anywhere, and I love the way he pulls and uses slip and not water.


2. Simon Leach

 I think I like him most for his quirky ways and wild experimenting, fun watching his videos!


3. Jessica Putnam-Phillips

 Jessica is chatty and tells you a lot of nuances as she works and demonstrates, she puts in quite an effort to share her methods of working


4. Ingleton Pottery

 A nice rough functional potter, still can't get over how much water he dunks over his clay while centering; Hsinchuen Lin would faint!


5. Matt Horne Pottery

 Love the way this guy pulls those really narrow necks on his vases... he's super cute looking too, so you get a bit of both... haha


6. EvolutionStoneware

 I learned how to make some really cute salt & pepper shakers from Janis Wilson Hughes; she's also very precise and takes a lot of pride in her work


7. hobbypotter

 I watch Tammy Jo off and on because she's really cute, literally potters around and has fun and turns out some interesting stuff in her hobby studio


8. John Britt

 And of course, the great John Britt... he's one guy I need to hug someday, he can make glazing sound really easy. And I love the way he says "ok then, make about 250 of those and I'll see you tomorrow"!


There you have it, folks, these YouTubers cover everything from throwing to slab work to glazing. Think I missed out on any? Let me know in the comments section below and also check out our upcoming Pottery Retreat and visit us for a pottery holiday, one more thing you won't regret doing!






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  • Jane Barclay
  • May 22, 2017 at 3:10 PM

I completely agree with your selection of championed youtube potters. Bernard Leach was my hero in the 70's, early 80's and Simon Leach is now my hero as well as the other potters you highlight. I studied ceramics many years ago but was never really taught how to throw as I think the teachers were not throwers themselves. I then taught at college myself but was the same as my former teachers in not having sufficient knowledge to really pass on for throwing. Life, having family then got in the way and 11 years ago I got back to my love of ceramics. I bought a kiln and eventually a potters wheel (or two), retrained myself and with the generosity of the potters you champion I taught myself how to throw. I am now teaching again but privately. So many schools, colleges and universities have sold their kilns and stopped teaching ceramics. I am so glad that I can now pass on my knowledge once more but this time I can properly teach how to throw thanks to all those generous YouTube Potters.

  • Sunny
  • May 21, 2017 at 4:28 AM

some good and interesting ones you missed!
Bill Van Gilder
Steve Bootonceramics
potteryworks - no new updates but some good videos
Lee Cartledge
Sifoutv Pottery - new every Friday