i am wanting to make raised bowls and sinks and other household
ornament type things. but don't really know where to start.
i think i understand what anticlastic raising is, but am unclear as
to whether or not there is another type of raising.
i also just read an old orchid post from Valentin Yotkov saying,
"Raising, if not properly done will damage your hands permanently in
only a few months".
so now i'm a bit scared to just go at it myself with a book and some
instructions off ganoksin. i did take a small metals class a couple
of years ago and raising a bowl was one of the projects, but i did
not raise my own bowl, i simply watched the demonstrations. so that
is the only experience i have with this technique.
am i foolish to try and learn this on my own? will i forever be
i am also at a disadvantage for tool purchasing as i live in costa
rica and can't just up and go to a nearby shop.
so any advide or instruction in general to this process or on tool
making would be welcomed!