Friday, November 23, 2012

Pottery Class

Though I haven't been painting much lately, my life hasn't been completely void of creativity. My mom and I took a pottery class through a local community education program. It was about ten weeks long and ended this past week. It was really fun and frustrating at the same time. Here are a few of my pieces...the ones I am not too ashamed to share:

This is a pinch pot-- the first thing I made
I did this one with coils-- by far the most frustrating project
I really love this mug and it was super easy to make.

This red square bowl is my favorite. I stamped a design into the sides, but it didn't show up very well after it was glazed.

This is the piece I am most proud of. It is the only thing I made on the wheel that actually turned out. 
My favorite part of the class had to be learning the wheel. It was really hard and frustrating-- centering the clay on the wheel is nearly impossible-- but once you get it, it is so much fun. I can't lie, I had to have my mom center my clay for me a few times. My mom is actually really good at it, and she made some amazing things. We are planning on taking another class after Christmas. We will get to do a lot more on the wheel in our next class and we are super excited. The trick is going to be figuring out what to do will all the stuff we make...

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