How to Throw a Stoneware Aquarium
Using an Oversized Bat
Wedged Clay put on to Wheel head
Using Body Weight
Opening The Form
Soft clay makes it possible to center and open the form. The Shimpo wheel can stall under the weight, if too much pressure is applied.
Raising The Walls
Bringing the form out is the most stressful part, using his right arm as a pivot point on his right leg, helps when strength is not sufficient.
Walls Are Up
Making The Front Rim
Adding Surface Texture
15 Gallon Standing Aquarium
Aquariums are thrown on the wheel with using between 30 to 110 pounds of clay. A thick wall is necessary for long strength and durability. Robert has been making Fountains and Aquariums since 1973.