Ceramics 101. One thing I always wanted to do is learn how to throw pottery on a wheel. While I have a cousin who has been doing this for years and I've managed to confiscate a few of his pieces I never gave it a spin myself, pun intended.
Oh I've looked into classes when I lived down in LA but for some reason never committed. I think the traffic always deterred me. I was just so happy being in my little apartment box, away from the craziness outside. Well I really don't have that excuse anymore and thru a recommendation I found a class at the local community college which is less than 5 minutes away. I also recruited some of my new friends. I found ladies as excited and willing to jump right in and spin.
I started in October 2016 and took a little break between classes and restarted in January 2017. I am addicted. Admittedly taking the break has made me feel like I have to start all over again on the wheel. But this time around I have things in mind I want to created. At first it was all about making as many things and trying all the glazes. See the image above at all I made in 8 weeks.
This time I am being more purposeful. Taking my time while still trying new techniques. There are so many inspiring people in class, on Pinterest and Instagram that spur me on. I confess i watch the spinning on wheel videos on IG over and over again. I've got a Pinterest board dedicated to all things ceramics, take a look, there is so much talent out there.
What inspires you? Any classes, hobbies your interested in? Love to hear from anyone.