One of the things I did this past summer was take a pottery class.
It was great fun to see our progression from beginning to end.
These are slab bowls and look pretty 'organic' I've been told. It's clay rolled with a rolling pin like you would roll dough. Textures were pressed in before firing and then glazed very simply.
they look much better dressed
Mug making was not so successful, but we have been using this one. It's small, though.
The red bowl was one of the last things made and it's almost round.
They were made on the potter's wheel.
I had the most fun making beads, and that was sort of like making little cookies.
A tiny bowl just the right size for dipping and a plate for serving.
both made on the wheel
and two more things made on the wheel
I liked learning a new art, but I think it's safe to say I'll be sticking with needles and thread.
I was inspired, though, to continue to play around with some more clay...
...so over the weekend I had some time and made this little pendant using my vintage button as a stamp.