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).