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JakeFarns

How do you pull up into a cone?

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Hi Jake and welcome!

Typically what you want to do to make that cone effect happen is be mindful of where your outside hand is in relation to your outside hand. The rule of thumb is that if you want a piece to taper in, have your outside hand below the inside hand, so that you can gently guide the clay inwards. If you have our hands positioned opposite this, with your inside hand slightly below our outside, the pot will flare outwards.

Hope this helps.

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I agree with what Callie said, plus in order to make the rim get smaller as the wall grows, it takes a lot more pressure from your outside hand than you might think. Your inside hand should not be applying much pressure outward at all, it is mostly there for support and to help keep the wall centered. 

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