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8 YouTube Potters Every Beginner Should Follow

When I started learning pottery, I had no mentor whom I could go to regularly to learn new techniques or get feedback from. Those who are well-versed in 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 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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