30 April 2013

Pottery Class

pottery B

One of the reasons I haven't been around to blog as much lately is I've been taking a pottery class.  I've never worked with clay before, much less thrown anything on a wheel, so it was quite an adventure.  Much harder than I expected it to be, but I also find it very therapeutic.   The class consisted of five studio sessions and one glazing session and I managed to come out with five finished pieces.  They're not perfect by any stretch of the imagination, but I was pretty excited to bring them home with me!  

The glazing class was so much fun!  I had no idea what I was doing or how any of the pieces would turn out so I tried a little bit of everything.   In the end I like the white glaze and the lighter colors with a matte finish better than the darker colors or the glossy finished.  So next time, I'm going to concentrate on using more of those.  The glazes are all food grade so we can use them for... I don't know.  Serving bowls for snacks? I'm in my second class now and my goal is to come away with a set of tumblers.  I'll be sure to show you how those turn out too!

pottery A

8 comments:

Kari said...

These are wonderful! I took a wheel-throwing class in college and none of my pieces turned out nearly this good (I don't think I made anything over 4 inches high)

tara-lynn (good night, day) said...

truly gorgeous work

MarieBayArea said...

These are so pretty

Chrissy in Chaos said...

My class room at school was the pottery room - used to love playing with the wheels - lovely work :)

Miss Soggy Smog said...

Those are amazing!!! Absolutely love them :)

Miss Soggy Smog said...

Those are amazing!!! Absolutely love them :)

jesse.anne.o said...

That's great and these look beautiful. I've always wanted to take a pottery class but I still haven't found the time.

justicepirate.com said...

the pottery wheel enticed me in high school and I wish I had one of my own! It is awesome that you are taking classes and have created such beautiful pieces like this!!! Amazing.
+Victoria+