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by runningwaterpottery3533

DSC01217

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Here is an olla set in the chuck and ready to trim. Notice the flat bottom and my finger which is gently applying downward pressure on a plastic bottle top. This keeps the pot centered in the chuck and the plastic reduces drag from my finger, keeping the wheel spinning easily. If I were to use a bare finger on damp clay, it slows the wheel faster than when I use a bottle cap.

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