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:o   He blew past the 12' mark - the standard has been set! I have only been throwing for a year and a half... but Now I know what to aspire to! ;) perhaps a few bloopers from a newbie potter would entertain? 

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I have to say, I made an attempt at this just to see how much more I have to go- I tried once, 2 pulls, and 10 inches.  I pulled it up too aggressively and so it was too thin in the center and very thick at top so I didn't dare attempt a 3rd pull.  I am pretty proud of myself for that since I consider myself one of the lesser experienced potters here. 

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Babs    386

Neil,

I noticed you took quite some time to throw this very straight forward shape.

Would you work at fulfilling this in less time from now on!

And it was rather large  , 11.04%  outside the design limits.

Complete awe, Neil. :o

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Brian Reed    23

I promised a blooper, and here it is.

 

 

This was attempt 4.  They all ended pretty much the same.  I took different approaches,

 

1.  make cylinder as narrow as possible.

2.  Make wide bottom and narrow top.

3.  No bottom on cylinder.

 

They all ended the same.

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Mart    23

Cheers Brian.

Now I feel like getting me ass back to the studio and giving it a second try. I missed me first one by 7/8 of your funky measurement units.

 

BTW, we started a local chapter of 12" (30.48 cm) club.

Leather jackets, fast bikes and wild parties at anagama kiln. You know... potters usual.

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Babs    386

Thanks Brian, your wheel was spinning fast!!, Your clay was super soft!!! Great go!

Can't stand photos, don't do videos, but I am working on the project, my xmas present to myself, and my New Years resolution. Prob wont show results because of above, but I will know, that's one person I cannot fool.

Mart.. 30.48cms sounds a lot taller, I'm gonna aim for that.

Neil, self taught here, I keep watching your video just to see you throw, ever grateful. Such clarity and efficiency in movement. Blown away!

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ayjay    119

 

You can always try slowing your wheel down just a tad.

 

I thought that too: but it did make a rather rapid ending which I found amusing.

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Don't worry Brian- My blooper is much more comical ;) I have only been throwing for a year and a half, this one got to 9 inches, I was going too fast and I also have a nasty habit of things flaring outward when I pull up. I keep trying to correct the problem. Here is my blooper.  (just remember video cameras add about 10-20 lbs on women ;)

 

 

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bciskepottery    925

Don't worry Brian- My blooper is much more comical ;) I have only been throwing for a year and a half, this one got to 9 inches, I was going too fast and I also have a nasty habit of things flaring outward when I pull up. I keep trying to correct the problem. Here is my blooper.  (just remember video cameras add about 10-20 lbs on women ;) )

Regarding flaring, compare the position of your arm inside the pot to Neil's arm position. Your's is slanted; his is more vertical.

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neilestrick    1,381

Thanks! I can totally see that now. I think I was so nervous about videotaping myself that I threw like complete s(^#(*   :)

 

Are you pulling with your knuckle? You will find you have more control and greater sensitivity if you use the pad of your finger.

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JBaymore    1,432

 

Thanks! I can totally see that now. I think I was so nervous about videotaping myself that I threw like complete s(^#(*   :)

 

Are you pulling with your knuckle? You will find you have more control and greater sensitivity if you use the pad of your finger.

 

 

 

Amen, and amen, and amen!

 

Knuckle can certainly be used for "power moves"........ like in the early stages when thowing 25-50 pounds or more.  But on 3 pounds.......... gains you nothing and loses you a lot.

 

best,

 

....................john

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Benzine    610

 

Thanks! I can totally see that now. I think I was so nervous about videotaping myself that I threw like complete s(^#(*   :)

 

 

Are you pulling with your knuckle? You will find you have more control and greater sensitivity if you use the pad of your finger.

  

 

 

Thanks! I can totally see that now. I think I was so nervous about videotaping myself that I threw like complete s(^#(*   :)

 

 

Are you pulling with your knuckle? You will find you have more control and greater sensitivity if you use the pad of your finger.

 

 

 

Amen, and amen, and amen!

 

Knuckle can certainly be used for "power moves"........ like in the early stages when thowing 25-50 pounds or more.  But on 3 pounds.......... gains you nothing and loses you a lot.

 

best,

 

....................john

 

best,

 

...................john

I fully agree. I throw mostly small to medium forms, and that's really all the further my students get. So while I teach them about using a knuckle, I recommend using a fingertip or side of the finger, because of the greater feeling it allows.

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Pres    896

I like to brace my pointer with the thumb, and pull with the end of the pointer extended from the join of the two.

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Davidpotter    8

Don't worry Brian- My blooper is much more comical ;) I have only been throwing for a year and a half, this one got to 9 inches, I was going too fast and I also have a nasty habit of things flaring outward when I pull up. I keep trying to correct the problem. Here is my blooper.  (just remember video cameras add about 10-20 lbs on women ;)

 

 

your issues look similar to what i was experiencing about a month ago. i figured out that i was using  uneven pressure between my inside and outside hands. plus if pull inward on your first pull it also helps

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Pres    896

Purdy? Looked pretty well done to me. Nice even pulls, met the challenge. Another Master in our midst!

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