This morning I got an email from John Tilton telling me that he intends to revive his blog. In case you've been living on Mars and don't know John's work, John creates some of the most marvelous, innovative, and emotionally moving crystalline-glazed porcelain being made today. He's internationally known for his work, and rightfully so.
Incidentally, John is also the subject of one of my favorite potter portraits ever...
So I would suggest that you folks consider following John's newest musings if you aren't already thus connected. You can bookmark this link to his blog or you can click on the link that you find along the left hand column of this blog after you're done with your visit here.
Now, here's a short video in which I illustrate how I trim my pitchers. Of note: Since the rims of my pitchers are irregular, they cannot simply be centered on the wheelhead. In good Red Green fashion -- though with considerably less class -- I duct taped together two 1"X1 1/2" blocks of wood. With a small foam pad atop those strips, the raised spout and the tall handle have room to extend below the rest of the rim, while still not touching the wheelhead. The foam keeps the rim from getting unduly dented.