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6 inches January 31, 2009

Filed under: Creativity — mrswade @ 5:51 pm
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I threw my first pot on Tuesday!  The goal of your first cylinder is to pull it up to 6 inches.  I reached 6 inches and then some!  It was exciting, but then my teacher yelled “curve breaker” in kind of a sing-songy way (slightly embarrassing).  Then he came over to me, had the whole class gather round and yell a warrior cry as he “initiated” me into the sisterhood of throwing warrior princesses by wiping clay on my face.  I was kind of shocked because I didn’t know this was going to happen, but at the same time felt really proud of myself for being the first one to get there. 🙂  One of my fears was to not be good at pottery at all, this really helped.  I’ve only thrown twice since then because I’ve been working on my hand built assignments.  I made a 10″ coil pot, it’s a cute little pitcher (decorative only).  It’s definitely not the prettiest thing ever, but it’s not ugly.  If no one else does, my mom will like it.  🙂  I now loooove throwing, especially after getting my clay centered all by myself a couple times.  I have yet to keep something I made, I always end up squashing them because they are not quite right.  I did think of a few things that I want to make for around the house, smaller things, so I’ll work on that for now 🙂


My Pottery Warrior Princess face paint

My Pottery Warrior Princess face paint