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Adult Pottery

Scenes from teaching Adult pottery at Potters Place.  I’ve been lucky to have had two groups of fantastic students this past session.  Here is a glimpse at some of the amazing work they have created both on the potters wheel and by hand.


Spinning the wheel

“Throwing is an experience that will take you on a journey, often to unexpected places.” ~ Linda Arbuckle

Before our Christmas holidays, we finally started our long awaited lessons of wheel throwing. 474 more words


Pottery life lessons

Every Saturday, every other Sunday and one Saturday night a month I teach a pottery workshop at Choplet.com that is meant predominantly for beginners. I mean, absolutely, 100% never touched clay before beginners. 550 more words

Yule Gifts

Now that we have the plane home scheduled, I can think about gifts. To whom? Why? What? The end result is a series of mugs with lids. 251 more words


Week three

Wheel-thrown bowl and plate

At the beginning of the week, while the mugs were put into the kiln for bisque firing, I started working on a big bowl and a big plate. 764 more words

The Gas Kiln, firing #2

A couple of pieces from the #gaskiln. #gaskilnreduction firing is pretty intense and so empowering! Look at the rutile on the red copper glaze and the stripes of copper and rutile on my pretty #shino glaze. 198 more words


Learning the Clay

“That wheel is too slow. It makes you work too hard – you use all your strength to control the clay.”

I sit up out of my hunched position, and look at the mound of wet clay on the center of the pottery wheel. 1,320 more words