POT-Making with a USED TIRE!

Pot-making artist uses a wobbly old car tire to make hundreds of symmetrical clay pots in Nepal.

This Pot-making artist uses a wobbly old car tire to make hundreds of symmetrical clay pots in Nepal. Click to play video.

A rotating wobbly tire serves as a potters spinning wheel to make hundreds of symmetrical clay pots. The first part of this video is sped-up threefold, and the second part is shown at actual speed. Just one vigorous spin of the tire with a stick provides sufficient rotation to complete each pot. I filmed this amazing pot-maker artist in the ancient city of Bhaktapur, Nepal. The city is located in the Kathmandu Valley and is listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO for its rich culture and ancient architecture.
At the end is a photo of a woman packing the freshly made pots in straw for firing the pots. In the foreground is a pile of ashes from previous fires.

About Michael Bukay, MS

Hello! I'm Mike Bukay, founder of Michael Bukay & Associates. Much of my career has been spent as a consultant/troubleshooter/instructor in the field of high purity industrial water treatment. During this time I have had the opportunity to work with a variety of clients including IBM, Intel, Electric Power Research Institute, Genentech, Hewlett Packard, Advanced Micro Devices, and many others. These experiences provide me with a solid foundation for the operation and maintenance requirements, and training needs, for process-critical industrial equipment. After 18 years of consulting work, I decided to follow my passion to make movies. I took classes and started making movies. Now, we produce a wide variety of videos. I love the work!
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