Pottery Update

I’ve spent a fair amount of time at pottery in the last two days.

On Tuesday I finished my two-part piece. Our teacher at Sawmill Pottery, Dot, explained how if you’re not a good enough wheel-thrower, you can throw two separate pieces, and then slip-n-score them together so that they will adhere to one another and make a single piece. Last Tuesday, I threw the upper and lower parts of a pitcher (the top of my pitcher was not very good), and then on Tuesday I adhered the two pieces together (badly), and tried to re-throw them into one piece. I wound up having to use a couple of coils of clay on the inside to make the two halves connect. I also glazed four pieces. If they survive the kiln, that will make nine pieces in eight weeks that I’ve successfully shepherded through the whole ceramics process.

Yesterday, I went over and threw six pounds of clay — in six separate one-pound lumps. I’m not really good enough to handle six pounds of clay at once. Three is about my limit, I’m discovering; four on a really good day, which I don’t have many of. wanted a “breakfast” set, so I threw a cup, a mug, a plate, and three bowls. She likes the raspberry glaze and the turbulent indigo, so I may fire them using some combination of those, or I may go with an underglaze painted design. We’ll see.

6 comments

  1. Ooh that sounds so nice. Unfortunately, the hubby is on the road today, ending his day in Southbury, and is going to be late :-(. If he was in the office today I TOTALLY would come down!

    Will you be coming up to poetry soon?
    Maybe we can get together for dinner some night

  2. Miss you too.

    Writing like crazy for Exalted (see previous lj entry), still have no idea what I’m teaching this fall (four, possibly five classes, possibly no ninth grade history, possibly no history at all). School starts Sept 6 with faculty orientation, and kids come Sept. 11. So far away, so close.

    Willimantic has a street fair on 3rd Thursdays… come on down, meet your hubby, and walk around with us. I’m meeting at 5pm at her workplace.

    • Miss you too.

      Writing like crazy for Exalted (see previous lj entry), still have no idea what I’m teaching this fall (four, possibly five classes, possibly no ninth grade history, possibly no history at all). School starts Sept 6 with faculty orientation, and kids come Sept. 11. So far away, so close.

      Willimantic has a street fair on 3rd Thursdays… come on down, meet your hubby, and walk around with us. I’m meeting at 5pm at her workplace.

      • Ooh that sounds so nice. Unfortunately, the hubby is on the road today, ending his day in Southbury, and is going to be late :-(. If he was in the office today I TOTALLY would come down!

        Will you be coming up to poetry soon?
        Maybe we can get together for dinner some night

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