In this video, Keith demonstrates how he throws the catch trays and risers he uses for his crystalline glazed pieces. Each riser is carefully made to fit perfectly to the bottom diameter of each piece. He will throw a variety of these risers at one sitting so he throws his risers off the hump - the process of centering a large amount of clay and using only the very top portion to create a small piece, cutting it off and then re-centering the top and creating the next piece. This demonstration shows only one of the many ways risers and catch trays are made - you might want to watch how other artists approach the same step and select the method that works best for you or create your own method altogether. Check out this video - it is just a little over 9 minutes long. We hope you learn a little something in watching how he does this very important step.
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