Throwing is going pretty well. OMG, I was so sore after the 1st day! Not so much my arms (thanks to keeping up with my circuit training exercise videos) but my hips and lower back from leaning over the potter’s wheel – not exactly a natural sitting position.
The pet dish pictured above is just shy of 10 inch diameter. I’m curious to find out how much it will “shrink” in the kiln after two firings; a bisque firing and glaze firing. (And, yes, Valerie, I made a couple smaller ones too!)
In three days, I’ve thrown about 15 pieces. (I lost count.) Out of the 15, four will go into the clay recycling bucket to be worked into something else.
When all these pieces are completely air dried (bone dry as potters call it), they will head to the kiln for a bisque firing. Keeping all fingers crossed and praying to the kiln gods for a successful firing!