Bill VanGilder was the first to present at Wayne Center for the Arts, Functional Ceramic Workshop and he got things rolling. He is a big fellow with a big voice that wrestles big wads of clay. He also has lots of experience and an out going enthusiasm that I found engaging.
What he was demonstrating in these pictures was how he made his oil/watering can forms. He also has made quite a few handy tools of his own and I put a picture of them here as well.