Saturday, 13 September 2014

Pottery Project Progress Report - Bigger Bowls

Finally, after months and months, I've had a chance to return to my potter's wheel. When I first started trying to throw pots I set myself a goal to make a big mixing bowl.  


It doesn't have to be gigantic, just large enough to use to make bread.  I figure it will take at least 5 or 6 pounds of clay to make a bread size mixing bowl.  


Five or six pounds of clay doesn't sound like much but when you start to move it on the wheel it can get to be a bit physical... especially for a runt like me.  


Today I screwed my courage to the sticking point and threw a bowl using four pounds of clay.  I puffed, panted, and had to stop once to catch my breath, but I did it. Hurrah!  Only two additional pounds of clay to go ... but that's for another day. Now I need a cup of tea and rest. 

10 comments:

  1. Sounds like a proper workout! I love using my little bowl that you made for me :)

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  2. It always delights me to hear one of my bowls is being used and enjoyed. : D Thank you!

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  3. That looks like hard work. Good job - look forward to seeing the next size up!

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    1. I can't wait to see the next size up, too! ; D I get more excited the more clay I add to the wheel.

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  4. Love!! I never got around to taking pottery as part of my art degree at college. One day! Can't wait to see it finished!!

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    1. I am teaching myself... well, I am learning by trial and error, mostly error. ; D It's great fun and very messy.

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  5. I did not know you were a potter! Your pieces are stunning friend! I am blown away! I can not wait to see more of your beautiful pieces! Lovely week to you! Nicole xo

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    1. Thanks Nicole. : D I'll post my progress here. Hopefully there will be a finished bowl to use for baking soon.

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  6. Wow, it looks great! And that red bowl with the pour spout, I'm in love with it!! So wish it could make the trip across the pond. :( Keep up the good work! xoxo

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    1. When you come, we will have a massive potting session. It's so much fun. : Dx

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