I am just wondering if other potters do dry pulling?  I know when potters are making big stuff, they'll pull and then use a blow torch to firm it up and then pull it more, or add clay and pull, but what I do is pull a pot, then put a blow dryer on it for 20 mins. and then re-pull it into it's final shape.  I do this with almost everything I make.  Just wondering.......

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I use a weed burner torch when my initial shaping gets near to collapse. Have to be careful not to overdo it. 20 - 30 seconds can leave a pot steaming.

I try to throw as thin as possible. I use a heat gun to stiffen up the last couple of pulls.

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