If the piece is basically round, it was likely started on the wheel.

Those can be altered in shape and form while still soft. 
The application of handles, spouts, impressions and other embellishments  come shortly thereafter.

Then Annie adds handles, a knob, spout or even "ears".

A finished piece from both of us.

From wheel to slab to finish

We usually start with Russell's simple wheel thrown form.

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