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The Origins and Use of the Potter’s Wheel in Ancient Egypt (VIDEO)
Author: Sarah K. Doherty.

A sequence of video's from Sarah K. Doherty to compliment her publication Archaeopress Egyptology 7: The Origins and Use of the Potter’s Wheel in Ancient Egypt.

Hand-building Cooking Pot, El Nazla Pottery

See the incredible hand building process using the paddle and anvil technique. This is still the traditional method of creating water jars in Egypt, unusually the potter is male.

Throwing Pottery with a Replica Ancient Egyptian Potter's Wheel

This is the results of my experiments in creating an ancient Egyptian potter's wheel and making replica Old Kingdom (4th dynasty c2600 BC) pottery. The wheel head is wooden, the base comprises a socket and pivot of basalt or limestone.

Throwing on a kick wheel at El Nazla, Faiyoum, Egypt

This shows the quick throwing and coiling process used by the potters of El Nazla, Faiyoum, Egypt.

Electric Wheel Throwing compared to ancient

Compare the actions of wheel throwing using a modern electric wheel. Notice how I use both hands to throw.

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