So, when you accidentally hit the pedal while throwing a two pound bowl and the wheel speeds up--no big deal. When you accidentally hit it with a twelve pound bowl that is a good 24" wide--not so much. I got a custom order last night for a bowl twice as big as the last that I had made for the customer and I was really excited! I am one of the few potters that can really enjoy a custom order--especially when it pushes me to do something that I hadn't tried. Well, I had tried to make bowls that big, but not so successfully (this bowl was essentially done). Anyway, no big deal really--I'll get back to it tomorrow.
I was planning on taking some pics of work in progress, but no go. I did get 8 mug bodies thrown first, but they aren't too interesting. Maybe tomorrow you can see a bowl that dwarfs my wheel :)