I always hoped to return to pottery after I tried and loved it during school training but a busy family/work life made it difficult. The likelihood of returning seemed a lot slimmer after a fall resulting in my right wrist breaking in 3 places. After 5 operations spread over 3 years, I was lucky to have regained some use and movement, however, I lost some rotation, grip, strength and bone. I was apprehensive about trying throwing again as I wasn't sure if I would manage with limited use of my hand and many years of absence. I have managed, although I have had to find different methods to those I previously used, I'm thoroughly enjoying it. It's frustrating at times but I'm slowly getting there. During my rehabilitation I attended hand therapy sessions where I learnt valuable exercises which I find helpful to continue.
I tend to wedge and knead smaller amounts of clay and at present I'm only able to throw up to 5lbs but thats more a skill than an injury issue.
Whilst watching some tutorial pottery videos I felt lucky, humbled and inspired after coming across one of a talented potter throwing with only one hand! Just goes to show with determination anything is possible.
Lovely to read other potters' experiences here. Thanks for your post PRankin and all the best to you and others in overcoming challenges.