One thing I’ve learned through my years of ceramics is the importance of maintaining a healthy back. Sitting constantly at a wheel or table for hours at a time can strain many of the muscles of the lower back and legs.
I’ve personally chosen to see a chiropractor every 2 months for the past 4 years to maintain and realign my back and stretching my back before I throw for more then 3 hours at a time.
While going to a chiropractor is not for everyone, it is important to remember that maintaining posture and sitting in one place for hours will cause some discomfort.
I highly recommend to anyone that wishes to pursue ceramics full time to consider the importance of keeping your back fit and healthy.