Micropottery: The Wheel

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2008 Summer Program

The potters wheel is one of civilizations's first machines. It lets fingers sculpt and finish clay vessels precisely and efficiently. It produced containers to collect, store and prepare food and water. Construct and learn to use a micro potters wheel powered by batteries. Small pots speed drying time and allow a whole course of ceramics in a week. Make tools and a carrier. Fire and decorate your work

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