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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.
Fri Jan 12 2018 | Constance Fang, Fiona Tian
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|揉||róu||to knead; to massage; to rub|
|均匀||jūnyún||even; well-distributed; homogeneous|
|润滑||rùnhuá||smooth; oily; sleek|
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.
xiàng zhèyàng ？
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.
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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