Everyone - the glaze is out - grade 'em up! Please go over the seven steps of throwing on the wheel
seven steps + two - sitting - edge of chair, elbows on knees, spine curved forward but straight, nose over center of wheel, always working with two connected hands centering - hands work together - cone the clay opening - find center with thumb, however 'drill' with two middle fingers of the main hard while holding the outside with the helper hand. making a center - pull out an inch (no more on either side) and compress with sponge. Make sure your main hand is braced by your helper hand. pulling the wall - keep hands perpendicular to the wheel head and pull with two finger outside with main hand and two fingers inside. Make sure your thumbs are locked and elbows braced on body. pull enough so wall gets think and tall. Make sure you keep the cylinder straight up and down at first. make sure you are always compressing the lip and not letting it get too thin. Walls should be consistent from base to lip. compressing/trimming the lip - let the lip of the project run through your helper finger and thumb, with main hand roll a sponge gently over the lip to make a 'bead' the lip should be rounded and slightly thickener than the walls. If the lip is even slightly uneven trim it with a pin tool first. (Hold pin tool lin main hand with pin projecting from pointer finger. Have the pointer finger of the helper hand gliding along the inner side of the lip, join thumbs and in three or four turns cut through the wall with the pin. Pick up clay as soon as it's cut through. Trim the foot. Using the stick tool's angled point side with the angle up, trip off the excess clay at the foot. stop the wheel and using a pin tool cut through the ring of clay that's been pulled off. Now put the pin on edge horizontally under the clay and cut it off the bat while the wheel is spinning. cut off the wheel - get the bat wet and pull a string under the project while it slowly turns. clean up!!!!