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Okay, we are starting with the fairly centered amount of clay moderate size and just kind of finished centering up the clay, getting it ready to drop a hole. And I will go ahead and at this point drop the hole. There is lots of different ways in each one can do this. I generally use my middle finger at my right hand. Put the clay, pull the finger in and it usually occurs if the clay is centered well like I kind of can feel that pressure. It is centered well then sometimes you can tell.
I am just opening the piece widening the whole basically and careful not do that too quickly using even motion, compressing the top now. And this is the time when I like to flatten out the bottom. I think prepped the bottom about where it likes forward to be, kind of to get that nice and even. Straightening it up this low—I am not really pulling, just kind of straightening this up. I am getting it ready for form then taking out excess water out of the bottom. I am pressing the top, straightening the wall, keeping it nice and centered. I am going to start a little groove at the bottom, putting even pressure. Just pull, straight up, being careful put it in the rime too much. It tense to be something else I have done before. Keeping the pot centered. Keeping my hands from yet and from pressing the top just to avoid thinning out the rime, it kind of work there a little bit more on the bottom. And this particular piece we have, a little bit of clay down here so that pieces a bit too gusted so the speed comes in the inside.
So I am going to thin that out, trying not to thin out too much more here on the top. It just really well pulled from the bottom. I am just going to do that again here, getting a groove at the bottom. I am working towards thinning that part out, not so much of the pot. Okay, good.
Any of the things that I think people have attended to see and do is the top begins to flare out of control, so I tried really hard to keep in where I wanted to be in the cylinder shape until I am ready to shape in it too whatever it is going to be in this case. I am going to make kind of bowl shape, keeping the rim nice and thick and although I do not really probably need to do this, one of the steps that I like to do before I start to make any shape is trim the web even it does not appear that need to trim. But sometimes, especially from this view point, the lip maybe an even which will create trimming problems and sometimes it is hard to see. So I always like to take just a little bit off before I start to do anything to the piece. And now that I have got that to about where I wanted and the cylinder shape, let me go ahead and make into a bowl.
Again, getting the clay moist, you are going along the lip so it goes both on the in, so the water goes from the inside and outside. And in this stage, I am going to use my favorite tool which is this blue tool, one of my favorite I should guess. Pull the tool on the inside in this position, sponge on the outside, raising my arms against my leg. It is being careful not to touch the rime. I am going to just going to put that down in there and push it a little bit using the sponge to help me even out the pressure. Let us bring that up, careful on the top. Okay.
Okay. So I did not do a whole out there. I just kind of thinned out the walls and just kind of even out the throw marks that kind of thing. Now, like a kid stuff there, but I tend to prefer my pieces to be a little bit thin, not probably too thins at times. Again, taking the blue tool down, going on the bottom using the sponge. At this time, I am going to undercut and just pull that up. At this time, I am doing it quicker because the clay is thinner, gentle in the top and pulls away.
Okay, not a bad shape. There are definitely some much better potters out there on youtube that I hope to learn, a finger to from so feel free to comment on this video.