I have been turning on the potters wheel for several year and struggling. Most times I turn ok but can not manage to turn more and a couple of pounds. I turn for a while then I can't.
What was I to do? Should I take more courses or just practice practice practice. I chose the practice line. It did help, yet I still struggled ------ UNTIL
I bought two DVD's -- Beginning to Throw and Advanced Throwing by Robin Hopper. I wasn't going to get the Beginning To Throw until I watched and exert and noticed that he had some tips I could benefit from. It turns out I was turning backwards.
A simple lesson on why you put yours hands a certain way while turning makes such a difference. Now I am turning larger pots.