Illustrated is the bottom of the two "beat up" teabowl that I put up on the blog last week. I cut the feet and they are currently drying in preparation for an upcoming bisque and glaze firing. The feet were cut to best compliment the bowl forms and to fit well in the hand in which I think I succeeded. The bowl on the left has a simple spiral cut out of the center of the foot while the other bowl has what I refer to as an orbital cut, the very center is raised with two circles cut out to form a pattern that looks like orbits within the foot. Nothing fancy, just a simple and straight forward approach to cutting feet off of the wheel and hopefully creating a more balanced look between foot and form. I suspect if I keep this up and cut another 10,000 feet, I may actually get proficient at this.
"Natural abilities are like natural plants; they need pruning by study." Francis Bacon