We normally know and love Thomas's work for the flawlessness of it. His functional pieces are a delight and envy for fellow potters. His demonstration was a revelation though, as he was loosening things up and using found objects to create texture and with a throwing technique on a board, stretches and makes the textured piece thin enough to be a base of a bowl or platter. The photos below show the technique that he employs. No wonder potters like to collect all sorts of junk!
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