This silent film depicts [Toko] Karasugi demonstrating pottery techniques at a Japanese hand powered potter's wheel and assisting a student [Frances/FHR]. There are two parts to this film - the first part is filmed in color, beginning and ending with images of the charcoal firing kiln. Karasugi is demonstrating shaping, trimming, stacking or connecting thrown parts on the wheel. The latter portion is filmed in black and white. Karasugi is demonstrating throwing, centering, and assisting a female student pulling up the sides of a form. He also demonstrates throwing a low wide bowl and trimming the foot on the bottom. The film ends showing a glazing area where a woman is decorating a vessel and racks of pottery next to the mouth of a kiln. The last scene is of a woman in traditional Japanese dress sitting on the floor behind a koto, a Japanese stringed instrument.