A note on that throwing handout I mentioned.
It is a set of exercises. It assumes that you have had (and continue to have) good in-person coaching on the basic mechanical skills of centering and throwing. Meaning that it does not cover THAT part of the spectrum of skills.
It is very much like once you learn to play a solid basic A and a C and a B note on the guitar or trumpet, it is like the fingering exercises that FOLLOW that aspect of the core learning process.
Also for context, the handout sheet is from a 3 credit 200 level BFA course....... so it is not a "first timers" kind of thing. It is targeted at very low intermediate throwers who have had a 3 credit intro survey course and also a 3 credit Wheel 1 level course. The goal is to gain mechanical throwing skills ........... asthetic aspects are a separate (not covered much here) subject.
It also use it sometimes for a solid 300 level throwing course as a set of "remedial" and developmental exercises to refine skills that might be at less than desired levels.
The really hard part of these exercises for a lot of people is the REPETITION aspects that are SO crucial to the success. And the fact that NOTHING IS BEING KEPT. These are "warm up" exercises.... not the game itself.
Students hate me for a while....... until realization suddenly pops in and they notice how much better their throwing skills have somehow become.
Professor of Ceramics; New Hampshire Insitute of Art
Guest Professor, Wuxi Institute of Arts and Science, Yixing, China
Former President and Past President; Potters Council