I really need to get rid of that donut hole problem but decide to work on flairing the rim instead, for some crazy reason or another.
Hey, look what happened? It just folded over, not evenly, but not cracking off either. I gently took it off the wheel and sat it outside in the sun to dry up a bit.
Yes, with a few very slow and patient tries, I've got the rim back where it belongs, and the bottom slant is more like it should be, kind of a 45 degree angle rather than all the way over horizontal.
So the final piece should be left alone, right? Nah, I know that clay remembers everywhere it's been, and tends to want to go back there. So I think, I'll just change it enough that it will have some resistance to falling back into either of the not so good shapes it had.
I take my big rib and push in on the outside, while my left hand fingers flow up along the pushed area on the inside.