In a recent post I mentioned the process of "throwing off the hump". This may give rise to strange mental images which may, or may not, involve camels. So I thought I had better put a photo on my site to clarify things. The photo was taken by Tony Warren, a clever photographer who probably makes me look more competent than I really am!
Throwing off the hump is a very effective way of working, and I am starting to really like working this way. You only really need to cone up the big hump of clay once, then the top most part of the hump is centred, and the first pot is made with a fairly light touch as the pot is being made on a squishy lump of clay, rather than on a solid wheel head.