so now that we've got our lump of clay centered,we're ready to go ahead and throw it and make our spoon rest. so the first step is goingto be to take your left forefinger and push down towards the center of the clay. and thenjust kind of pull out using your right hand to support this time. now it's important anytimeyou throw anything to make sure that the thickness is proper. a good way to do that is to takea needle tool and stick it right down in the center, and it will leave a mark on your needletool that shows you how deep the clay there is. you want it to be about a quarter of aninch, maybe a little bit more than a quarter of an inch, depending on what size the pieceis. the bigger it is, the more you need down there at the bottom. and once you've got itthe right depth, you just pull out with your
left thumb underneath to keep that clay fromfalling down. and then take your hard rib, and use it as support as your left hand pushesout and against it, and make a really shallow disk. clean up the lip, and now i'll showyou how to make the spout of the spoon rest.