Throwing Day (Part 2)

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The second part of my throwing day was a bit more…independent.  I got to throw with Anna’s three older kids.  It was so much fun!  I got each of them started by wedging their clay and then getting it centered on the wheel.  (Let’s face it, that is often the hardest part.  If you can’t center the clay, you can’t create anything.)  I think these three could handle it.  They opened up the clay, shaped it, and got their hands messy.  Abby’s creation was by far my favorite.  Well, I think her process was my favorite.  She was giggling away at how she went from making a bowl to a plate and then a cup…all with one lump of clay!  Her words, “ahh, this is hard”!  I wish I would be teaching classes each week.  Until then, I love my little team of throwers!  (All images were taken by Anna Bartell Photography).

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  • Those kids are talented! I did horribly in my ceramics class in high school. I had the worst time getting my clay centered on the wheel.ReplyCancel

  • Sharon Johnson

    This is so Great!!! You have been the motivation for Aimee, she is taking a pottery class at CMS every Thursday. She always says she wants to be like you, I am sure you would be a GREAT teacher 🙂 xoxo SharonReplyCancel

  • oh it looks like so much fun! I did that in art class in HS and LOVED it! Great pictures too!ReplyCancel

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