Introduced to pottery in my 50's at a community college class, and knew I wanted to make this part of my future. Dabbled for some years as my career (healthcare org management & training) allowed. At 60, semi retired, I was thrilled to set up a pottery studio in my home. I am mostly throwing functional ware, building skill, experimenting, learning a lot, dreaming of possibilities down the road.
My pottery is part time. Life is full with family (3 adult sons+), part time work, community, gardening, reading, and my other avocation which is aviation (I have an airplane that I use for business and pleasure).
I would like to be more connected to a potters community and intend to make more time for that some how.
Thought I'd share a super simple DIY splash pan for trimming with the Griffin Grip. It's a plastic bin from Home Depot ($10), cut in 2 to just slide under the wheel head with an overlap. On my Shimpo VL Whisper wheel this size fits with just 1/4" to spare on the sides. It would be a better if slightly wider, but this works.
No more flying clay!