Nice job Mary! WOOHOO!
Yes, this was my final attempt at a mug today. The difference between this lovely lump of clay and the other mugs is that this one I attempted by myself! I really shouldn’t man the pottery wheel unsupervised! I have been humbled. It’s a good thing I have a great sense of humor or I might be crying right now!
The truth is I still really need help from my instructor. It sure helps having someone help you center the lump. As well as tell you your arm is crooked, your thumbs are in the wrong place, You are putting too much pressure in the wrong area…Pretty much I need a professional holding my hand and preventing me from seriously screwing up!
Just you wait, the day will come when I post that I threw a piece of pottery all by myself and darn it, it turned out AWESOME…
That day will come, it just might not be during the 365 Day challenge!
On a happier note , with Rhea’s assistance I did create an awesome shaped mug for myself!
If you recall, each member of my family is getting a new mug. My husband’s will have a fish theme, my daughter a giraffe, my son a skeleton and I want a garden theme. I can’t wait to sip out of my creation! Next week I will create a handle for my mug and start on my son’s mug.
I wound up scrapping the pottery monsters and created new handles for My husband and daughter’s mugs. I’m glad I did. I am happy with these fish and giraffe sculptures. Next week I will under glaze them and get them into the kiln.
This week at pottery, I had some triumphs and I had some failures. Either way I had a lot of fun. I can’t wait to do it again next week!
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