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emptynester

Member Since 24 Dec 2012
Offline Last Active May 24 2014 07:53 AM
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#39115 What direction is your wheel spinning?

Posted by emptynester on 17 July 2013 - 03:10 PM

I'm a righty. When I took my first pottery class I was having limited success. I made several soggy lumps of clay then switched to hand building just to have something to fire. One night I suddenly was able to center and pull up a cylinder. I was elated and as the instructor came around I proudly showed her my results. She noticed right away that I had the wheel going "the wrong way". I have been throwing clock wise ever since. I have no trouble watching and learning from counter-clockwise instruction. My instructor has not tried to "correct" my backwardness.