during my blog break i completed my second pottery class. i have been invited to do an independent study and am thrilled at the opportunity and the confidence my instructor has in my ability to go out on my own a bit. i am giving my back another month before i jump in. i just love throwing on the wheel. it is therapeutic on many levels.
here are my finished pieces. i was pretty proud that i was able to finish what i did. i had one full class before my back injury. basically, these were the pieces i was able to throw while healthy. then i had to come in during off days to do as much as i could. a herniated disk + being hunched over a pottery wheel = lots of pain.
my first mug turned out beautiful. i was so very happy with it.
the glaze in the inside is my favorite part. i love the earthy reds and browns in contrast with the vibrant blue on the outside.
a little saucer. i fell completely in love with this “mexican blue” glaze.
another bowl but larger. this one was my “crap” bowl. the edge did not make me happy so i decided to “chip” away at it hoping that after it was glazed it would result in a cool effect. it did. it went from my crap bowl to one of my favorites.
next up are my berry bowls. i am still mastering bowls but wanted to do something a little different. berry bowls it is.