It's official. I am definitely going to be a potter when I retire from veterinary medicine. I would like to practice another 15 years, so I figure that gives me plenty of time to improve my pottery skills. And boy, do I need improvement.
Here are the rest of the pieces I completed in my first 6 week class:
A "matched set" of mugs. They are all the same color (Paprika and Sea Foam Green,) but certainly not the same size or shape!
This was the first bowl I threw. It happened by accident when I was practicing one day. I love the Midnight Blue glaze, but am sorry I added the Ocean Wave Runner details. This additional glaze has no color of its own, but is supposed to change the chemistry of the primary glaze, adding interesting streaks and colors. It didn't really do too much here.
This is the second bowl I threw, when we were actually learning how to throw bowls. It came out pretty well, I think. The Wave Runner worked nicely with the Sea Foam, adding interesting dark streaks to the lighter base color. I gave it to my Mommy for Christmas.
This is the third bowl I threw, but the first one where I tried to apply the Runner glaze, over Burgundy this time. Whoa! Way too much, Kat! Oh well, live and learn. Guess I will keep this one for myself.
My "lidded vessel." I had a lot of problems with this piece throughout the work, so why should the glazing be any different? I left the lid on while it was undergoing the final firing and the excess glaze ran down in between the lid and the pot, effectively bonding the two parts together. We finally got them apart, but I still have more work to do to salvage it.
Tonight, I threw three new pieces, the largest ones I have made so far. I really felt like I was getting the feel of the clay tonight.
I got some new clay. I used up the last of my first 25 lb block of clay, which was white, on two of the pots I threw tonight. I decided to try the brown clay next. It has a different look and feel from what I am used to using. I threw one pot with it tonight, and so far, I like it. More later!