Monday, October 07, 2019

Feeling Centered

Tonight, centering the clay went smoothly and within a few minutes, I had made this thing.

This never happens. I usually struggle with all of the above. I don't usually blow it completely anymore, but I don't have control over the clay like an experienced potter.

Anyway, I wrapped the piece in plastic to let it dry out slowly between tonight and next week's class. That's how it works--you let the piece dry to leather-hard, then you trim it or carve it or add handles. You can't let it dry completely or else you can't trim or carve it.

I was feeling pretty smug until I remembered I'm missing the next two classes due to going to Frankfurt Book Fair.


Linda said...

You've certainly been busy!

William Kendall said...

I've never been any good at that sort of thing.