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glinum

Member Since 01 Feb 2013
Offline Last Active Jun 18 2014 02:07 PM
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Why It Goes Off Center?

12 June 2014 - 06:39 AM

Hello!

I've been doing pottery for more than a year now, mainly with smaller forms. Now I'm learning to throw with bigger lumps of clay - 1.5kg to 2.2kg (3.3-4.8 lb).

 

The problem I'm facing is that the top of a pot goes off center when I'm widening the walls. So I center the clay, open it, pull up the walls to make a cylinder. Then I start to stretch the walls wide from the bottom and at this pointer the top of my pot begins to go off center and the more I widen the walls, the more off center it goes.

I just can't understand what am I doing wrong? The funny thing is doesn't happen all the time. Sometimes the top stays in place when I stretch the walls.

I would be very thankful if someone could watch my video and tell me what I'm doing wrong.

 

I think I have to mention that I'm a selftought potter, I just watched Simon Leach's videos and did what he did.