Every potter, at one time or another, has had a pot collapse because it became water logged. Porcelain is especially susceptible to too much water, but, regardless of the clay you use, it is not a bad idea for all potters to learn to throw with less water because it simply offers you more control.

It is not an easy thing to get used to, but as potter Whitney Smith explains in today’s video, with a little patience and practice, this technique can open doors for you and help you take your pottery to the next level. – Jennifer Harnetty, editor.

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Looking for further guidance to take your throwing to the next level?

Check out Robin Hopper’s ever-popular DVD Advanced Throwing: Extended and Altered Forms in the Ceramic Arts Daily Bookstore.

To see more images of Whitney Smith’s finished work, visit www.whitneysmithpottery.com.


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