December 22, 2011

Don't judge me- my first "clay" class! A few ceramic projects to share...

Just before you judge me for the "cave man" appearance of most of my ceramics, just know I enjoyed it, AND this is the first time that I've played with clay! 

*I took a community ceramics weekly night class at BYU-I with my friend K. We had an amazing teacher who is both a sculpture and potter (I think those are the correct terms).

We mostly experimented with hand building. Towards the end I threw a few bowls on the wheel...

HAND BUILDING
My first coil bowl... 


A slab tray that I rolled over with a real wood log (lost the wood texture when I over-glazed)


You're going to start to notice a repeat of patterns & colors!

AMOEBA SERIES







Leafy butter dish slabs...

Caveman Mugs...


    

THROWN ON THE WHEEL
Some of the only bowls that survived the wheel...



Okay, so I didn't throw these two bowls. My teacher was nice enough to trade my art cards for these bowls. He threw them both on the wheel in minutes. Amazing! I did trim and glaze them though. Hey, I just wanted nice bowls!



I really enjoyed learning and playing with clay... It has been an exciting journey to try something that I wouldn't normally do. Maybe another time...

I have a few more projects that I will be posting over the holidays, just have a look :)

Hope you have enjoyed viewing my quirky projects! Most of them are Christmas gifts...No peeking!




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