Saturday, December 13, 2014

Pottery? Nope!

So, after 4 weeks of pottery lessons, I have concluded that I will not be a potter.  I still LOVE pottery, and will just have to get used to the idea that I will have to purchase it, not make it.

I discovered that throwing pots was just too strenuous for me -- it takes a lot of muscle to do this!  So, I thought that maybe hand-building was the way to go, but I soon found out that I wasn't very good at that, either!  Also, I'm an Instant Gratification girl.  If it can't be finished in a couple of hours, I'm just not interested.

Unless you own your own kiln and wheel, you have to take weeks to get a finished product.  And, those things are really expensive, so that's out!  Oh well, I'm glad I took the lessons.  One more thing off my bucket list.


Autumn Leaves said...

I always wanted to try this too. Your pieces came out lovely!

Joyfulartist said...

I've tried it, too, on a friend's wheel. It was great fun but like anything in the art realm, it takes years of practice to be good at it. I can appreciate it so much more now that I know what goes into it.