Saturday, July 23, 2016

Ceramics! ...for beginners

I began going to a local clay studio with my niece a few weeks ago. We began going for a few reasons:

  1. to hang out with my cool niece
  2. to go stick my hands in some clay and get dirty
  3. to support a local business
  4. to get back into a medium I used to know and love

So here we are, at the Clay Center, and the first project we did is slab plates. The lady running the place showed us how to imprint textures and we came back after a few weeks to glaze the pieces. Here's mine!

This was the first one, for both creating the clay and making the glaze. Glaze ended up being way too thick, but I'd totally stamp the alphabet all over something again.



Two little woodgrain plates. The dripping came out alright, but might be better on a cylinder or bowl.


Then I made this thing because I was waiting for my niece to finish up. It was supposed to be a wall vase, we'll see where it ends up.

So we went back to pick these up, and spent our time throwing on the wheel. I made three bowls and am VERY excited that my nazi ceramics teacher in college taught me well; throwing was a success. Hopefully we'll glaze them next week, and then pictures to follow.

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