Mike Finch throwing a salad bowl at Winchcombe Pottery

I realise now that I should have taken more videos of Mike F throwing. This is the only one I have in fact. Somehow he always had me busy with other tasks when he was at the wheel. However, on one of my last days at Winchcombe I did interview with him (in three parts) and will be posting these videos soon.

I did spend some time watching Mike throwing though. He is a fantastic thrower, seeming to churn out pots without any effort at all. His wheel is always surprisingly slow and his moves smooth and relaxed. It really does seem effortless. Something to remember when I am perspiring over a rapidly spinning pot.