Are you left-handed?
Ignore it. In
the Orient, wheels traditionally rotate clockwise, while in the West, they
rotate counter clockwise. Right and left-handed potters in Japan
do quite well working with positions exactly oposite the positions shown
in these photographs. Throwing is a skill in which it depends on
the how you learn it - not whether you are right or left-handed.
Therefore left-handed pottery students should be assured that they can
use their hands in the same positions that right-handed potters do.
Both hands do equally important work. These photos assume the wheel is
turning counter clockwise as in the West. -mb