When I was in grad school, I used to marvel at how quickly my friend Corey could raise a bowl. Turns out that with a little practice and some 22 gauge copper, I too can raise a bowl in an afternoon. Corey, I'm on to you!
(Actually, I could never hold a candle to Corey's metalsmithing skills. I own two of her bowls, and my bowls could never be in the same room as hers. They would just be embarrassed.)