After only 2 quarters in the potters studio, I am hooked! I still remember my first night in class and how much I detested the fact that I would have to get my hands dirty trying to manipulate all that clay AND now I am eager for it. Apart from being a rewarding experience turning a lump of clay into a wonderful piece of pottery, I am also finding that it is a great stress reliever.
Now I have to admit that I made a lot of bowls that ended up as useless little pieces that now clutter my basement, but as the old adage goes, 'Practice makes perfect' and I have to say that I am finally feeling like a potter!
The vase here was originally intended to resemble a cylinder - ok, so I am not a potter yet - but as an accident it turned out quite nice, don't you think? This piece has been raku fired which takes about 40 minutes rather than the usual couple of days. Surprisingly enough, I was really impressed with the finished product and it now resides on my mantle.