If you come to the Midlothian campus library, you may have noticed the blue vase guarding our graphic novel section. The Library is once again proud to display the pottery of JTCC art student Jack Goolsby.

He provided this information about his Onggi pot:

“Planter By Jack Goolsby 2018 – Cone 6 Stoneware

This planter is made using a paddle & anvil technique. In Korea, storage jars made this way and of this size are called “Onggi”. They are used to ferment and store vegetables.  Kim Chee (fermented cabbage) is a familiar example.  Short videos of master potters making Onggi are accessible on YouTube using the search term Korean Onggi Pottery. Another interesting video is of Korean master potter “Lee Sung Ho pottery throwing”.”

Want to learn more about pottery making? Try these books from the John Tyler libraries:



Simon Leach’s Pottery Handbook by Simon Leach
Chester – NK4225 .L43 2013





Simple Pottery: a Practical Course in Basic Pottery Techniques by Sarah Pearch and Geraldine Christy
Midlothian – TT920 .P413 1998





Basic Pottery Making: All the Skills & Tools You Need to Get Started by Linda Franz & Mark Fitzgerald
Chester – TT920 .B355 2009



Functional Pottery: Form and Aesthetic in Pots of Purpose


Functional Pottery: Form & Aesthetic in Pots of Purpose by Robin Hooper
Midlothian – TT920 .H66 2000


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