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Monday, January 6, 2014

pottery on the wheel, part two

pottery on the wheel at savannah's clay spot

Happy New Year! 2014 - do you believe it? I'm still in holiday mode.

Back in November, I promised photos of finished pots thrown during my first class at Savannah's Clay Spot. Well, class ended just before Christmas. I loved it so much that I'm starting a new class tomorrow morning, this time focused on both wheel throwing and hand formed pieces.

Below are photos of the final pieces I made, before and after glazing. It's fascinating how glaze changes color after firing in the kiln.. the two planters with blue-dipped rims looked tan before they were fired.

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The brown and black set above is a sake set I made for Neil for Christmas, the blue and gray planter for Rhi's birthday.

If you have a chance to take a wheel throwing class near where you live, I recommend it. It can be intimidating at first, but with time, things get more fun and a littler easier. I still have a long way to go, but that's a part of the charm.. there are no shortcuts, it just takes practice.

Hope you have a wonderful start to 2014!

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8 comments:

  1. What a fun way to end 2013 and enter 2014 with handmade pottery to be enjoyed and celebrated for years to come. Can't wait to see what's around the corner in, yeah for Clay!

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  2. I love these posts! You should sell these on your site, or maybe I can just commission you for more, because I love the planters you made. I don't even know which one I like best, they're both so good.

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  3. This post inspires me so much to find out if there are any similar classes in my local area. I would love to try my hand at the sort of thing you are making!

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  4. They look brilliant. Really want to give it a go!

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  5. these are so awesome lauren!! Meaghan and I are going to take a pottery class together soon, this gets me pretty excited!

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  6. Hi Lauren, I think I met you today at the Clay Spot, which was very nice. It is great you are so keen on clay, and I hope you enjoy hand building as much as throwing!

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