How wet does everyone have their clay when throwing? I watch videos to learn and get tips on throwing and it seems that they effortlessly move the clay when pulling and shaping. Some folks use a lot of water but that would just create slip on the exterior of the form. I get the same stiff results when using more water than usual.
I started out trying to throw with heavily grogged raku clay which was disasterous. I'm now using a more plastic clay which is giving me much better results but it still doesnt feel like what I'm seeing other folks do. I do understand that I'm still basically a beginner and that might have something to do with it. I'm going to experiment with draping a soaked towel over my wedged clay for a night and try to saturate it and see if it makes a difference.
Thanks for the input. This forum is great!