Friday, November 4, 2011
I had always wanted to try pottery. I wondered how working with clay would equate to working in glass. So I took an intro pottery class nearby to give it a whirl...(- just a little pottery wheel joke).
I had a great time learning a bit about it. The clay we used was from my state of Georgia and I had always wanted to see how the tools worked. (Tool geek here) Of course as I told my friends, they all talked about the famous scene in the movie ghost. Cute scene, but unfortunately, not my reality.
So here are my two bowls that I made. I had to keep going back for the next steps...after it dries enough, then you need to clean them up and carve a bit off so they are thinner. Then you paint the glaze onto them. The last time is to pick them up and smile.
I love my little bowls. A touch wonky, but their color is nice. I gave them the squarish top and round bottom. One of my favorite shapes.
Will I go back for more pottery classes? Probably not. Clay is not my medium. I love how I can stretch molten glass. Clay felt rather stiff and too solid for me. I missed the colors, transparencies and light feel of glass. (besides, I have this weird thing about getting my hands dirty)
So, you probably won't see too many more of my clay creations on this blog. But I had to show you my first attempt. I think it's always good to try new things and now I can cross "Pottery" off my list.
See you Sunday here at www.studiomarcy.blogspot.com