been watching with much interest some eastern YouTube folk throwing and I'm fascinated by difference in techniques in getting that blob of clay into shape.
I'm sure everyone is acquainted with the western moves that follow (approximately) as, 'opening up and then pull/coning to make a cylinder, then shaping as required'. But in the east...............!, these folk often, after 'opening up', pull outward as if making a bowl, then compress and 'shape up' into a cylinder (then shape into a bottle/vase shape if required). Often this is done when throwing 'off the hump'.
What the difference? Obviously both work, but is there any advantage / disadvantages in either technique that is worth knowing?