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