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I know you've all been waiting with bated breath to hear more about my adventures in pottery.

"What..." you must ask yourself daily, "did Jennifer decide to do about that pottery class?!?!"

Well wonder no more! ;>) I have signed up for the next level of wheel throwing classes, the first of which was last night. So far, things are off to a good start. I really enjoy the instructors (who are much more helpful than my last teacher) and have already learned three valuable things that I was not told/shown before.

All the other students seem to be much more skilled than I. I went back to simply trying to pull a cylinder (one of the more difficult shapes) while the folks around me pulled pitchers, platters and a mini-replica of the Cathedral at Lourdes (okay, that last one didn't really happen but I'm feeling hyperbolic).

At first my ego was smarting. In the past, I used to be rather a quick start at artistic things but pottery is its own ball of...erm...clay. I don't mind being the class dummy though. I pulled up two pieces, both of which were twice as tall as my puny mugs from the first round of classes. Besides, working with clay is such a sensual treat and my hands and arms are exceedingly soft at the end of the night.

I am looking forward to free studio time where I can work wearing my headphones. Visual art flows much more beautifully from me when I'm listening to music. Also, throwing is so much about the body and I could use a little help finding my feet in this dance.


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Sep. 20th, 2009 08:56 pm (UTC)
wow, it's been great to read of this and some of your other adventures lately! look forward to finding out how your pottery develops over the next while! :)
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