The biggest challenge for me is the stretching part. Pushing outward with a single hand is very difficult to keep it steady. I was taught a trick which is to hold my left thumb with my right hand while pushing outward and upward. It helps quite a bit.
Here is a video featuring Lisa Hammond. In this video, you will see her throwing a pot and cutting it. This is sort of what I did today. I kind of like it.
Oh, do go over to Mud Colony to check out my potter friends.