August 5, 2020 By throwandfire Off

Why Is It Called “Throwing” Clay?

In Old English we have the word þrawen, descended into the Middle English terms of thrawen and throwen, then descended into the English term of thrown. The origin terms are defined as to turn, twist, curl, rack, torture, turn around.

Considering that wheel turned pottery has been found dating as early as 3500 B.C. or earlier, the use of the Old English and Middle English terms have been accepted as the origin of the modern day reference of “throwing clay”.