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Hello youtubers! We are getting ready to throw a large bowl and going to start by centering the piece. Okay, here we have a fairly centered piece of clay and we are ready to start opening it up. I am working on a piece that has bit of warm on it, still but I think that will pull through during the throwing process. It is going to drop a hole. I think it is so interesting watching the other videos on YouTube to just see how many different ways there is to do this. Everybody seems to kind of develop there own technique. I do not let anybody to tell you that is wrong. I do not think there is one way to do this. I think everybody does it differently and I think whatever works for is different.
Pottering is just a hobby for. I am certainly not a professional. You can probably tell from the videos. I am actually a counselor during the day, so I find that this is kind of my therapy, something that I do. Just kind of felt keep me at centered as possible, intended there.
Okay, now before I pulled the piece, I wanted to be a centered as possible. So, I am going to work on just kind of trying to center that up a little bit, straightening out the walls. Not really doing any pulling. I am just kind of—I do not know and it some ways to maybe just getting ready for pulling.
Okay, this is what I have seen from my prospective. I have a little bit of break down in here where the clay is really too thin. The bottom looks pretty good, nice and flat, but probably a little bit too thick. So I need to open that up just a little bit more. So I am going to do that next. I do not know if you can see my dog. If you seen my dog in the frame at all. I am going to kind of put the camera over on him. It is my dog Roily. He is cute. He knows I am talking about him and he likes to kind of watch me throw sometimes.
Okay, we are ready to start pulling this piece up and we are going to start by making verb on the side, gathering up some clay there. There we go. Okay.
That is not bad to pull either. I am please with the pieces things centered, so that is always a good sign. Okay, we are ready to do our third pull. At this time, I am going to use the blue red tool. It is one of my favorite tools.
It cares the inside. It does not look very much different that I did the first time. It is just little taller. Side view. I am please with the pieces staying well centered.
Okay, I am going to do another pool. The goal of this one, this pool is to try to get that wide a lot little bit, try to straighten this up and maybe push a little bit back, much of the base.
Okay, let us try stretching the clay out of bit and see if we can make this into an interesting shape. And, we will go back to my favorite tool, the blue tool and this time I am going to put in on the inside, so not a bad bowl. I am going to try that to once again and get that a little bit more centered, push this side a little bit more and re-flare the top of it. I do not end up the bowl, but I am still does not real crazy about the shape. Let me show you profile view. There is kind of a profile, not terrible, but it is funny thing to write on about. I am not really crazy about this shape, so I am going to use by blue tool. See if I can maybe push out the bottom of it. So a little bit, trimming up on the side and bring that on back in and put there.
I am happier. Feel like that shape a little better, just kind of the profile now. It is very well centered. It is not too up sided, overall, not a bad deal. So we let that set for a while. Maybe cover it with some plastic and tomorrow we will give it a trim, put it in the cone and see what we can make out of it. I might make some glazing movies tomorrow if I am in the mood. We will see.
Anyway, thanks for watching. If you are watching out, we will love to hear your comments, so be sure to post. And, I will catch you on the flip side.