Morning T and Slicers,
Last night, as I left pottery class, there wasn’t a hint of the storm. My body was its usual Thursday night sore but the air was sweet as I walked to the car- a taste of late March…but then the predicted storm arrived and as long as I have a stocked fridge, heat and light and all plans for today canceled, I will LOVE a good snow day!
My challenge DON’T PISS IT AWAY!
Pottery Week 7: I’m getting the hang of clean up and that’s the only thing dread about the experience. Finally, I’ve come to terms with the mess of wet clay.
Of course, the heart of this challenge is creating pots and of course process is slow…demanding patience. I’m all in!
I love the circle I work in. The atmosphere allows for easy conversation and quiet creating. I can marvel at the creations around me and feel my own growing comfort with the clay I hold in my hands on the wheel.
This week I worked on building the walls of my pots. I’m always ready to finish as soon as the clay begins to look like a pot but Michael knows how to push us for more. A woman nearby created a moon jar. I want to create one too!!!!
So last night I trimmed two pots that I finished last week. Hopefully they will be fired this week and be ready for me to glaze next week and within the span of two hours I threw another 3 pots with higher walls.
Michael has a great pair of eyes. He can sit on the other side of the circle and call over to me to bring both of my thumbs to the edge of the pot to eliminate a wobble. AMAZING!!!!
I am a HAPPY LEARNER!!!!
My first trio of pots:
My car is cozy in its garage. No, Tuvia, I won’t need to escape until tomorrow.
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