My friend J invited me to take a pottery class with our friend N and her friend S. I have to admit that I haven’t spent a whole lot of time using clay for any reason, but I’m always up for learning neat new things.
So my first day on the wheel, I threw a skanky bowl. Which was how my teacher described my slightly uneven, lopsided bowl.
Last week, I trimmed the bottom of it, on J’s advice, so that it wouldn’t get too hard and unworkable (since I’m missing this week’s class).
I have also thrown two other things – a vase and… a, um, rustic drinking vessel… Or a lopsided, wonky, closed bottomed cylinder.
Definitely an exercise in non-attachment… I have ideas of things to aim for, so we’ll see how it goes.