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Sharing skills, a guiding principle

Posted by Patty Osborne

Here’s a recent video showing a couple of excellent Nicaraguan pottery teachers sharing their skills with other communities. The video was made by young Nicaraguan journalism graduates. The “strong arm” that Douglas is using to help him center and open the clay while throwing was designed, built and donated by Marc Geiger (marcsstudio.com) of Fairmont, New York. It is primarily used in the throwing of large filter receptacles (over 2 feet high) because it speeds up production and reduces wear and tear on the bodies of the potters.

Sharing skills and equipment is a guiding principle of Potters for Peace.

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