Our hands were busy last month at my CFBC pot making workshop. Participants spent time learning about the characteristics of clay and different forming methods to used to create pots. I must say it was a very fast paced 3 hours, but the amount of learning and productivity that came out of it was certainly worth it. Here Betsy looks on as Rick takes a short cut with his pinch pot...
Some people give a lot of attention to detail. Here Betsy is using a coil to reinforce a joint in her slab built pot. She told me once that she used to make pottery years ago. After watching her work I could tell. Once a potter always a potter?
Here are some more shots of the slab building process. In the second to last photo, Zoo Mike used bark to get an interesting texture on his pot. I am so proud of him!
Paul is very quiet when he works. When you see his pots you will know why. Such concentration!
Well, I am off to wash off the bisqued pots and get them ready for our glazing class next month. All of the pots make it through the bisque with no problems so I am very happy. Overall the class went very smoothy, but I should have taken more pictures to share here. I will try to take more on the 13th when we meet again.
Thanks to all the participants for your patience and support!