I make maybe 4-6 small bowls a day...since I spend 2-3 hours in the studio each day.
It's not an easy thing these days. I try all kinds of things, but some clay seems to be sitting in a draft, getting drier on one side than the other, just overnight. I've covered a shelf on all sides with plasic bags (same plastic the clay is sold in) and then even have a tupperware tub turned on end to cover some of the bowls. It still gives me an over-night turn around that may either be too wet or too hard. The too wet state means wait another day, or at least a few hours while it sits in the sun (if there's sun). The too dry state means dunking the whole thing under water for a flash, then letting that water seep into the clay walls about half an hour.
Then trim a foot on the bottom, which also makes the bowl a lot lighter, since the base and bottom sides tend to be pretty thick when being thrown, in order to support the sides of the bowl.
Off it goes to be bisque fired.
Painting on glaze designs with Mayco Stroke & Coat, and Designer Liner. I paint a thin layer of Mayco Matt Clear over the design. Pictured is a large bowl.
“You are not IN the universe, you ARE the universe, an intrinsic part of it. Ultimately you are not a person, but a focal point where the universe is becoming conscious of itself. What an amazing miracle.” ~Eckhart Tolle