This is all I have to show you after making four little bowls of red clay on potter’s wheel. I enjoyed it so much and I was so immersed in the work I forgot to take photos. So you will have to wait another week to see what I have achieved.
This was the second time I have ever tried the potter’s wheel. I liked it also the very first time a year ago, not the least because I seem to be a natural with it. This is the way I like to handle clay! I am not patient and not very good at sculpting. I cannot make a model of some living thing, dog or human. But I love making bowls and cups and plates. I love taking a lump of clay and letting it live on the wheel just until the point it is ready. I can feel it when it is time to stop working on it. It is exciting to feel how the clay is starting to get tired, too. I love the clay feeling alive under my fingers.
I just love clay! And potter’s wheel!
Working on clay this way is physical, messy, fast and exhilarating. I love the feeling of clay living in my hands. It is difficult to put the lump of clay in the centre of the wheel, but it is also a joy to get it done. And what a feeling when you eventually get your bowl built up without destroying it!