raise with the right hand at about the 4 or 5 o:clock position. Never
hold your hand at the 2 or 3 o:clock position.
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this position the right wrist is against the potter's body.
with the clay is at the 5 o:clock position.
the thumb helps the hands work in unison.
If the clay tears
off, try again with slightly less pressure.
If the piece does
not get taller, try again with more pressure.
If you stop the
upward motion, it may tear off unless you also release pressure.
If it is not wet
enough, it may tear off.
If you get wobble,
brace against body to hold it still.
To staighten a wobble,
use a "false raise".
A false raise is
the same as a raise, but is very wet, very steady (no hand wiggle), but
no real pressure that would raise it.