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Hand Made Pottery Class

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ID: 4069 Upper Intermediate
Join us in this lesson all about making clay pottery by hand.
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SIMPLIFIED PINYIN ENGLISH  
róu to knead; to massage; to rub
均匀 jūnyún even; well-distributed; homogeneous
润滑 rùnhuá smooth; oily; sleek
手势 shǒushì hand position
各位同学好!来,首先我们揉土,让湿度均匀一些,等会儿在拉胚机上才不容易歪斜。我们先把这块泥放在拉胚器的正中间,双手沾水,这样能起润滑的作用。手势只要稳定不晃动,随着转盘的转动,马上就能变成正圆形了。
gèwèi tóngxué hǎo !lái ,shǒuxiān wǒmen róu tǔ ,ràng shīdù jūnyún yīxiē ,děng huǐr zài lāpēijī shàng cái bù róngyì wāixié 。wǒmen xiān bǎ zhè kuài ní fàng zài lāpēiqì de zhèngzhōngjiān ,shuāngshǒu zhān shuǐ ,zhèyàng néng qǐ rùnhuá de zuòyòng 。shǒushì zhǐyào wěndìng bù huàngdòng ,suízhe zhuànpán de zhuǎndòng ,mǎshàng jiù néng biànchéng zhèngyuánxíng le 。
Hello class! Come, first rub the clay to spread the moisture evenly. In this way the clay will be less likely to warp on the pottery wheel in a bit. First we put the lump of clay in the exact centre of the pottery wheel, then dip both hand in water to lubricate them. Your hands should stay stable, without shaking, as the disk spins the clay should immediately take on a circular shape.
像这样?
xiàng zhèyàng ?
Like this?
对!接着,一只手放在三点钟、另一只手放在九点钟位置,利用拉胚机的离心力,这样就能把陶土往上拉高了,你们试一试。
duì !jiēzhe ,yī zhī shǒu fàng zài sān diǎnzhōng 、lìng yī zhī shǒu fàng zài jiǔ diǎnzhōng wèizhi ,lìyòng lāpēijī de líxīnlì ,zhèyàng jiù néng bǎ táotǔ wǎng shàng lā gāo le ,nǐmen shìyīshì 。
Yes! Next, put one of your hands at a 3 o’clock position and the other at a nine o’clock position, and use the centrifugal force of the pottery wheel. That way you can pull the clay upwards. Try it for yourselves.
欸欸欸……唉呀!老师,我好不容易把雏型拉出来,一分神又塌了…
ǎi ǎi ǎi ……ài ya !lǎoshī ,wǒ hǎobùróngyì bǎ chúxíng lā chūlái ,yī fēnshén yòu tā le …
Ahhh…. Oh no! Sir, it was so hard to pull out a model, and I lost concentration for a moment and it collapsed...
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