I have been making a lot of platters recently and I thought I should do a video. The video shows how I throw my platters and plates.
Some tips I have learned:
– Make sure to leave a good amount of clay (1/2 – 3/4 inch) on the bottom if you plan to have a foot.
– Throw with dryer clay and less water especially if you plan to have a wide flat lip.
– Let it dry upside right until the lip becomes a little stiffer than leather hard, then turn it upside down (make sure the center doesn’t collapse and if it does let it dry longer upside right and place it on newspaper or something that will help soak the moisture from the bottom) and let it dry until it is ready to trim.