For the last few weeks I have been doing some handbuilding at a local community college (see previous two posts) and quite enjoying getting to know some new clay buddies...
However, when I got home last Saturday I had a yearning to throw some pots..
The clay is a new batch and quite wet which is good as it is a grogged clay (it has bits in it) which can be rough on your hands but this was OK.
The first pot was very cooperative, I lost the next one after trying to turn it into something that lump of clay did not want to be..
The third go was good and I have a nice shaped bottle underway...
Now if only I can trim them before they dry too much. That is the struggle with clay all the time but with wheel throwing the timing to trim the pot is crucial... too wet and it will be messy, too dry and you will blunt your tool and take much too long trimming or the tool will just bounce off and you will have to give up.
If these work I'll be putting them aside for a raku firing in the future.