Wheel throwing tips from David Voorhees
David Voorhees is a functional potter from North Carolina with over 40 years experience in ceramics. He is the instructor of the online workshop "Porcelain Tips For Wheel Pottery" at TeachinArt.
Several potters have problems with opening and pulling up consistent cylinders or bowl forms. Some of the problems are uneven walls with too much thickness at the bottom, uneven rims, and slumping clay.
These are all common problems associated with skill development and learning to use porcelain on the wheel. Porcelain does require a bit more of us as craftsmen. It needs to be prepared better and we need to limit the amount of time it is allowed to be fully wet during forming.
Here are my suggestions for those experiencing these common problems:
Online workshops at TeachinArt
Art instructors at TeachinArt
Preview the e-courses presented at the art school
Demonstrations & tips by our instructors and other artists and crafter's