So last week I did as planned and made 8 plates of more or less equal size and shape and also three large bowls and two planters. I am pretty happy with how the plates have turned out so far, however, with every thrown pot there is shrinkage...the plates are measuring about 9.5 inches now that they are bone dry. So after firing that makes them pretty small (maybe 8.5-9 inches or so, will measure again after firings). But smaller plates, smaller portions right? Maybe it will help portion control.
Regardless, that was the first time throwing plates in about 6-7 years, so I have to say that I'm pretty pleased with myself for throwing 8 in a row with no mess-ups!
I've updated the website now with a section of "work" which includes slideshows of finished works. Take a looksie! Most of what is listed is not online for sale (yet) but you can see what I've been working on the last couple of months.