Throwing a Clay Bowl on the Pottery Wheel : Trimming the Bottom of a Bowl on the Pottery Wheel


This is a wooden trim tool and it has an edge
to it and what we’ll do is use it on the bottom of the bowl just to trim off some of the excess
clay and getting the wheel going at a slightly faster pace and again holding it at the 3
o’clock position and just moving it down a little bit to kind of trace that curve that
we’ve thrown and take off some of that excess clay. When we feel it touch the back just
move it out a little bit and then we’re just going to peel away that clay from the bottom
that we don’t need and periodically taking the water out of the
bottom of the bowl will prevent future cracking.

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