Saturday, November 13, 2010

Pottery Class

I thought I'd finally take the chance to let you know how Pottery Class turned out! My husband and I signed up to take a community education class for throwing pottery. I have to say, it was something we both enjoyed a lot! The class was about 3 weeks long, one evening a week, and then we went back to pick up the completed pots after they had been fired. Once we had thrown several pots and were satisfied, we let them dry to leather-hard, and then cleaned up some of the edges. At this stage, we also were able to draw on the pots with a special type of glaze (I'm sorry, I don't remember what it was called). The pots were then bisque dried, and we went back to glaze the whole thing. After they had been fired again, we could pick up our brand new pottery! The picture shown is my first attempt; frankly, I think it may also have been my best! Due to unforeseen circumstances, this pot was accidentally bisque-fired before it could could be drawn on. The other pot that does have drawing on it is still waiting to be fired, so I'll post a picture of that when I get it back. In the mean time - keep learning and have fun!
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