What a busy day! I started by doing 7 minutes of exercise. I know you all wanted to know that. I look like a hippo trying to dance swan lake whilst wading through mud. It is an interesting and exciting sight and I seem to be getting worse. Why, you may ask, am I telling you about exercise? Well it is because you need to be strong to centre and throw. It is arm and upper body strength and hand strength I need. So press ups and the plank.
Once that was complete I turned pots and then we filled the kiln (picture below). I was then taught how to throw a large bowl and make handles for a jug so I can show you todays pot with its handle on! Also I did todays pot all on my own although the same can’t be said for one of the others. I will fess up and it is not tomorrows jug as the handle is nt made yet. Whereas the other red jug with the handle – dad helped me with. Three jugs in total.
Dad also taught me how to throw a large bowl. I made a video of this so you can look at it and hear him talking. I liked my first bowl but I do find that as I get tired my ability to do anything diminishes. So the other two are ok but have flaws. I am proud of my first big bowl.
- Kiln loaded
- Handles made for jugs – a first for me
- Taught how to throw a big bowl
- Threw two big bowls and a shit one!
- It was another 10 Parishes day
Pot of the Day Process Gallery
And for those of you who like to watch a good failure!
and now here is Day 41 POTD being thrown and me succeeding.
Clay type: Not sure but we think toasted stoneware.
Turned and decorated
Decoration: No decoration but my first attempt at independent handles..
Programme: ?Temperature: ?
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