I have always love clay. Whether it be play doh, stoneware or plain ol’ mud.
I loved the way the earthy mass feels in my hands.
I have been hand sculpting for years, but I REALLY wanted my own wheel.
Where I can put my whole body behind it.
I finally got my own wheel, and I am madly in love with it!
I love the whole technique. Closing my eyes and centering the clay. Holding it steady while I manipulate a ball
of clay into a vessel. It quite spiritual in a sense.
I am not the best potter. I have wobbly messes, thin walls, holes. But the best thing about it,
I can start over every time!
It just takes practice.
It gives such a sense of accomplishment to see a creation put to use. I might just have cat and dog bowls for a while!
Having a wheel and time to throw has been on my bucket list forever! I can now check that off my list.
So, if you need me, I will be knee deep in clay, sipping my tea out of something I created!