The first 32 bowls should be in the hotel by now. They came Thursday and picked them up in a U-Haul truck. Meanwhile, I've upped the number of bowls per production run from six to 10, about every three to four days. I also went back to using the original clay. I had decided to add grog and kyanite after a couple of bowls cracked at the joint, but I had two pots with the grog that cracked or developed small S-cracks in the middle.
I don't know if I can have another 85 of the bowls ready for shipment by July 15, but I'm giving it my best shot. I could make some more bats and try throwing 15 or 20 at a time, but that's pushing the envelope.
The following video shows my current technique in making the top for the foot-soaking bowl. It's a bowl shape without a bottom, diameter at the wheel head is 14 inches and at the top of the bowl, 20 inches. The outside curve of the bowl shape is important. It needs just a slight curve, so I am using a long metal rib that has a slight curve to shape the bowl.