Clay sits on itself as it flows upwards on the wheel. The clay at the bottom has to hold the weight of all the clay above it. The only way it can manage (because we're talking about moist mud (the only thing weaker is my resolve to stay off Instagram for a day)) is to be thicker towards the bottom. This leaves the vessel unbalanced when held, if the rest of the vessel's walls are much thinner. Trimming, when the clay is semi-hard, is a way of removing the supportive clay and therefore shifting the centre of gravity back up towards the middle and bringing back the balance.
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Berbat başlayan, kötü haberlerle devam eden bir haftanın tam sonuna gelmişken herşeyin bir anda yoluna girmesiyle musmutlu olan bir zynp çiziyorum buraya👩🏻💙
Our designer maker students are continuing their exploration of shaping with spokeshaves. Today it's all about finding that sweet curve. Nice precise work from designer maker student Mark @simplywoodfurniture