Earlier this summer I took a four-week pottery wheel class at MIY Ceramics. If I had to choose between the two: I prefer hand-building to working on the wheel. But, other than mopping the floors, there’s not much about making pottery that I don’t enjoy – I love it all.
Here’s one of my first solo attempts at making a bowl on the wheel. I have a pension for the eccentric, so I don’t so much mind the wonky shapes I often form.
This bowl was a flop, the lip was heavier than its walls so it plopped its fat lips down on the bat (which is the board where clay is placed on the pottery wheel ).
The teacher used the bowl as an example of what not to do (most likely being rushed and careless). But, given my pension for hoarding and repurposing, it takes more than a wonky shape to make me abandon my work.
I really like the turquoise glaze on it but it’s not food safe so I’ve planted some sweet succulents in it.
I had a girlfriend visiting this weekend and we filled our days with painting, dancing, cooking and running. Plus, we hit up the liquidation sale at Pearl Arts & Supplies – twice! So, back to creating…
Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend, as well.