Ceramic is one of the oldest branches of art that has survived from the past and continues to exist. The technical durability and easy shaping of the material in question play a role in the formation of this situation. As in every field, a certain development process has undoubtedly been followed in ceramic art. When the first ceramic products made are examined, it is seen that the forms were generally shaped by hand. The increasing population and the need for ceramic products for daily use necessitated fast production ways. At this stage, we come across forms that are made of clay and serve as a mold by firing. Later, with the discovery of the potter's wheel, ceramic production gained great momentum. The acceleration of the production phase has increased the number of products made, making it possible to respond to needs in a shorter time. Within the scope of the paper, the history of the potter's wheel, the level it has reached today, and the works of some domestic and foreign ceramic artists who produce works using the potter's wheel are examined. As a result, it is seen that the traditional use of the potter's wheel still continues, however, many ceramic artists use the potter's wheel as a means of artistic expression. In the examined forms, it can be said that plasticity, which is considered to be one of the most important visual elements of the ceramic work, has been successfully demonstrated with the potter's wheel.
Keywords: Ceramic, pottery, pottery wheel, ceramic artifact