Getting better at pulling up clay walls

For the first six months of practicing pottery, all I did was make low bowls. There are only so many ice cream bowls a household needs, y’know?

The thing I needed to improve was pulling up the walls better. This weird half goblet/half ice cream bowl was an early try at going high. I kind of let the clay decide the shape.

What I should have done was collar the clay. This would have given me a taller, straighter cylinder and then I should have used a rib to create one nice line from the center of the piece up to the rim. Then I should have trimmed more off the bottom.

Ah well, live an learn and enjoy your ice cream bowls.


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