Project: Pottery

June 24, 2017 |  by  |  Projects

Pottery: 3ten.ca

Project pottery. Sounds fun, right? Well, it is! When I gave you some of the updates in the Summer is Here post I totally forgot to mention that Bryce and I took a pottery class this past spring. 6 classes, each 3 hours long. When we first stopped by the studio I was really curious how many pieces average students can complete in the 6 classes – the teacher’s response was a modest 3-6. Well, 6 classes and 18 hours later we’ve got 20 pieces total. Now, don’t get me wrong, working on the wheel is fun and a tad frustrating, however, it’s not about quantity. It’s about learning. It just so happens that we got lucky on a lot of our practice items. Okay, let’s get to the good stuff.

Project Pottery

These are the 6 pots and 4 plates that Bryce made. Each glazed differently and each made with care.

I should also note that we had a lot of guessing on our hands with the plates since we didn’t make them right after each pot. The trick for next time is to make them back-to-back that way they shrink together and you don’t need to guess at the shrink rate. All in all, we were impressed that each pot fit its base.

Pottery: 3ten.ca

Pottery: 3ten.caPottery: 3ten.ca

Pottery: 3ten.caPottery: 3ten.ca

Pottery: 3ten.caPottery: 3ten.ca

On our table we’ve got a pot that Bryce made and a plate that I made. Oh, and my yellow cake stand.

Don’t laugh – it’s so wonky. The teachers tried to talk me out of making it since it was “too ambitious for a rookie.” Really? Watch me. I’ll admit, it’s way harder than it looks. The best part, even though the teachers (we had 3 at different times) told me it was too ambitious, they still supported me and helped with each stage. The crack? Why not highlight our flaws? They’re beautiful, too.

Pottery: 3ten.ca

Pottery: 3ten.ca

Pottery: 3ten.ca

Pottery: 3ten.ca

This pot it awesome, yet so is the plant. He rocks.

Pottery: 3ten.ca

Pottery: 3ten.ca

I made all of these dishes. A large chip bowl, a flat guacamole bowl, a tiny spice bowl and a gravy or dressing dish. The spout is just so fun.

Pottery: 3ten.ca

Pottery: 3ten.ca

Pottery: 3ten.ca

Pottery: 3ten.ca

Okay, this is a good one. If you’ve ever taken a pottery class or tried it at all, you know it’s a bit tricky to lift the clay. Well, this is the biggest piece I made and the best part, my intention was to use it for utensils. I’m overjoyed that it worked out. Flat out fun.

Pottery: 3ten.ca

Pottery: 3ten.ca

These last two little pots are ones I made, too. They’re holding delicate air plants and the last one is living in the shower. I love plants.

Pottery: 3ten.ca

Pottery: 3ten.ca

Well, thanks for visiting and I hope you learn something new or push your boundaries, you just might end up with something beautiful. Oh, and get real plants in your house, they make you feel good!

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