A year in the life of a potter…


Well, I started my first pottery classes in January 2017, and at my class last Monday I reflected how far I have come.

Here’s my very first efforts from last January/February:

Even though it has been a year, I still make fairly wobbly things, and so each week when you come into the class, the first thing you tend to do is search the shelves for your pieces to see if they have been bisque-fired or glaze-fired etc.

There are some people who are BRILLIANT and make perfect things, and so usually I’m searching through all the perfect things looking for the slightly wibbly ones which are likely to be mine.

So last Monday, I was searching through the shelves, lifting up all these perfectly-round bowls to see if my wobbly ones were underneath. I searched and searched, and at some point, I lifted up a really good bowl, and was shocked to realise my stamp was on it!

I was so surprised to realise that my bowls are actually pretty damn circular!

Very chuffed indeed, and I may just have to keep some of these for myself…. just hoping the glazes come out looking alright!

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