For the past few weeks, Steve and I have been taking a wheel throwing class at the Mosesian Center for the Arts.
It has been a wonderful and terrible experience. This is our teacher, Maeve:
And this is the pottery studio:
I am the worst potter.
Not that it's a competition, but I'm clearly in last place. I've been impressed with Steve -- who is not an artist and has never done wheel throwing before. He has taken to throwing, like a duck to water.
While there's no doubt that I struggle with throwing round pots with vertical walls (though, I am getting better), I loooooove the decorating portion of making pottery (big surprise). It's amazing what whittling away at a leather hard piece can do:
I've also been experimenting with how underglazes and glazes combine -- the rules of color mixing apply here as well. We have a great resource in class, which is these tiles that show how the different underglazes and glazes combine.
Our last class is tomorrow and I haven't finished a single piece yet! I'm going to have work fast tomorrow and get everything into the kiln. I'll be sure to show you the results in a few weeks!
And despite my grumblings about being terrible at it, I really am enjoying it so much!
Thanks for stopping by!