This is what these first 5 mugs were.Fun! The first week was all about hand building. The techniques I used in making of these mugs are slab building, coiling and pinching. I used wall paper, wooden stamps and a beautiful rock to create the texture on the mugs.
Handles - on mugs no. 1 and no. 2 are cut from slab. On mug number 3 is coil and mug no. 4 and 5 the handles are pulled (an improvement from handle no. 1 I would say). Hurrah!
What I have learned so far
- to stay more focused when I make something but always have fun
- to observe the clay a lot more, its reaction to every touch of my hands, and my reactions to clay's reactions. I would say I am learning to connect more with each step of making a pot (oh my!)
- that I can make a pot without planning ahead
- that I enjoy throwing more than I enjoy hand building (so far anyway)
- how to combine more photos into one and post it on Instagram
- that writing a blog is not as scary as I thought it will be
Next week I will be throwing mugs and pull all the handles. If I want to improve 'pulling' handles, all I have to do is just keep doing it. Simple!
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Long Buckby Pottery