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How to NOT Trim Through the Bottoms of Your Pots

cartertrim_620One of the most frustrating things you can experience as a potter is getting a bit overzealous with your trimming and trimming through a foot (face it, we’ve all done it!). Today I am sharing an excellent trimming clip from Ben Carter’s DVD Design for the Soft Surface: Throwing, Handbuilding, and Slip Decorating. In this clip, Ben shares his fool-proof method of determining the “safe zone” for trimming, which is one of the best explanations I’ve seen. – Jennifer Harnetty, editor.




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This clip was excerpted from Design for the Soft Surface, which is available in the Ceramic Arts Daily Bookstore!


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carterfinishedTo learn more about Ben Carter or to see more images of his work, please visit www.carterpottery.com.


For more interesting wheel throwing techniques, be sure to download your free copy of Five Great Pottery Wheel Throwing Techniques: Tips on Throwing Complex Pottery Forms Using Basic Throwing Skills.