In all the videos I've watched on throwing pot on a wheel, there seems to be an absence of instruction on using the angled wooden thingie tool (official technical name) to clean off excess clay around the base of a pot, before cutting it loose with a wire. Most of the folks who create wonderful lessons/videos seem to include this step in the videos, but do it so quickly or inadvertently hide the maneuver from the camera. Is anyone aware of a video that focuses on this detail? I occasionally (ok, constantly) get blobs of clay on my bowls while trying to clean off the excess clay. HELP! And what is the other name for the angled wooden thingie tool?
thanks, john autry