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!
You deserve to mark this off your bucket list! I know you have worked hard to be able to get to this point in your life! I’m so happy for you!!
I am so jealous! I’ve never taken any kind of pottery class but I crave it none the less. My daughter just took one this past semester in college and I loved everything she made, broken handles and all! I wish there was somewhere close where I could take a class and get a taste of this. I’m so happy that you’ve been able to check this off of your list!
Oh Cindy I am so excited for you I have always wanted to do that i love the feel of mud in my hands. You are doing wonderfully. Enjoy you tea. HUGS B
Cindy, I needed to read this today; I am like that lump of clay as the grand potter shapes my life into something worthy. Life’s challenges can either break us or make us better believers in something greater than us, and the arts in so many genres ARE a spiritual experience to lead us to a great reason why we are here. LOVELY! And congratulations on owning your own wheel! FUN! Anita
Thank you for sharing and being such an inspiration!
The pieces in the kiln are lovely, and congrats on ticking off one of the items on your wish list!