Yesterday Glynnis Lessing posted this video on her Facebook encouraging followers to try out the technique on their own.
Harlan House RCA - Canadian potter at the throwing wheel. from Harlan House on Vimeo.
At the end of my time throwing today, I had about 5 pounds of clay left, so I figured I'd give it a try. It's not as big as the one made in the video but it seemed to work pretty well for me. Since I didn't have a throwing stick or dowel, I ended up using the handle of my long handled sponge. This was a great challenge and I hope to try this technique again in the next couple weeks.
Give it a try.