Hopefully you know (remember) what I mean. How do you show someone how completely off-center their clay is? How do you demonstrate that perfect moment when everything lines up and all is well with your throwing? How do you show that even the worst day at the wheel is better than the best day in the office?
Perhaps these images lend a hand.
Dana and I working on what would become one of her best bowls to date. My only wish for our studio is to have a wheel whose height was easily adjustable. Dana needs a wheelhead about 4 inches higher to allower her a more comfortable throwing height.
That feeling of finally NAILING the centering process!! The joy of seeing the clay stop bobbing and weaving!!
What was I just saying about bobbing and weaving? Oh, yeah. Sometimes it's a bugger getting things to go into center.
And then it happens. A light goes on and all is aglow with that awesome feel-good moment of knowing the clay is right where it needs to be.
Justin makes his um-teenth bowl of the afternoon. Once he got the hang of things ZOOOOM ! Out came the bowls and whoosh went the mud!