As a Christmas gift to myself, I enrolled in a pottery class. I have had a fascination with the craft for ages but never had the chance to dabble in it until now. I think one of my favorite aspects is the ability to make useful (eventually!) items. Much like sewing, I am drawn to artistic pursuits that provide utilitarian results.
I foolishly envisioned myself being a complete guru from the start. That was not the case. Pursuing this craft has taught me patience. There are many steps involved and other than the actual throwing of the pottery on the wheel, none of them are fast. It can take weeks from the initial removal of the piece from your wheel to collecting it from the kiln after glazing. I often need the reminder that the best things in life are worth waiting for.
Below are pictures of some of the pieces I’ve done in my first month.
I am very excited to have enrolled in a second session and hope that I will progress to some more challenging projects before too long.