I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned this before but the first round of beginner’s pottery wheel classes that I took turned out to be a complete fail because, by the last class, I couldn’t even do what we were taught in the first 20 minutes of instruction on day one. It’s amazing how much a little more practice, along with the guidance of a good teacher can make all the difference in the world.
I made this set of three bowls which are designed to nest neatly into one another. The floral designs are carved onto them. I applied slip onto each bowl for the first firing and then glazed hem for the second in order to get the flowers to show up in a different color from the rest of the bowl.
I’ve gotten quite a bit better at playing with the pottery wheel; however, I need to work on making my items much thinner and lighter as they are still on the heavy side. Other than that, making clay things has become less frustrating and more enjoyable now. I just need to find the time to sign up for another round of classes soon.