Thanks for the comments on the last post and the lively discussions on production or studio.
I know for the most part we all work hard at what we do. Making pottery is a taxing job to say the least. I have always thought that the best part was the turning/ throwing, the creating of the piece. Then the work comes.
After it leaves the wheel that is for me when the real work comes in.
Throwing, I will use the more current term, is a skill that takes time to develop, once developed it is up to you to see how far you would like to take it. Pushing, pulling whatever it takes.
We had some students stop in this week who were out in the area on a field trip. I was talking with them and I learned that they were Biology majors who take a course outside their field for a month. They had chosen pottery and had hand building last week and then moved into wheel work with a field trip to Seagrove.
They wanted to take pictures and talk about their plans of what they wanted to make on the wheel when they got back to school.
A lamp, a pitcher, great goals here, but what about just learning to center and making a cylinder?
Over and over and over again.
I was happy to let them explore my shop and take pictures, but I did wonder what you can make in a month. I know how long it took me to make a 6inch cylinder.
And then to make it again and again.
Pottery for a month....
We are still covered up with glaze.
Finish today, load tomorrow and fire Sunday...
On another note, lost and found Camera has come home, yeah!
Took Wednesday evening to spend time with our kids in Cary.
Now best get cracking.