The first thing I noticed was that the wheel spins counter-clockwise. Is this standard?
For some reason, my brain was having difficulty with this. I am right handed. I just found
Well, it took a few tries to get the clay anywhere near what I would call the middle, as
I could see it had a slight wobble. Slowly and carefully, I made a very small, shallow bowl.
Just as hubby came by to see it, I looked up at him, and in the process, stuck my finger
in the side of it. It was pretty good, if I do say so myself.
So, I wadded the clay up, made something else and while pressing on it, POP! An air bubble.
Not good. I made a few other things, but since this was a practice session (as they will be for
some time) I did not save anything. I think I'm getting the clay too wet. When this happens, should
I just allow the wheel to spin for a bit to give the clay some air?
Though I started out with a good size chunk of clay, before it was all said and done, I had nothing but
a giant worm left afterward.
What I've learned thus far -
- Trim your nails. Ha ha!
- Don't leave the bat pins on if you aren't using a wheel bat. They are in the way.
- More clean water.
Silly questions thus far -
- Let's say I made something I decided to keep. Must I wire it off the wheel and onto a drying bat immediately,