I've been happily throwing on the wheel this past week, but swiftly finding my weaknesses in the process so I've been carefully watching others in the studio and looking to the internet for some pointers, my favorites are videos created by Simon Leach, who very carefully explains every step and has 164! videos to watch. His work is more traditional than the work I'd like to make, but his explanation of the basics is very strong and very helpful.
I've also found the need to better maintain focus and a vision of what I'd like while I am making (and head off a soggy mess), so I jotted down few shapes I'd like to make starting with cups. Let's see if I can figure out how to manipulate the clay in these ways. The drawing on the top left with the indentions is a sketch of my favorite cup, made by Catherine Boswell(wish she had a website so I could show you more). Her work is so seductively plump whenever I come across it I have the immediate desire to touch. Mmm. . .
Any thoughts on the forms above?