I could easily live off of soup and bread. Soup and a good piece of crusty bread. Yum! Andrew and I received, for our wedding, an amazing soup tureen. Ever since receiving that tureen three years ago, I have been wanting to make one on the wheel. What held me back was the amount of clay necessary to throw something substantial like that. It took 13 pounds of clay to make that soup tureen! I am rather proud of that. I have thrown with that much clay, successfully, only twice before. Truth was, I didn’t have the arm strength to work that much clay on the wheel. I will thank my son Noah for the ability to throw that much now. Carrying around and 8 month old (officially tomorrow) will definitely build up the arm strength! I was throwing soup mugs and large bowls yesterday and decided I should just go for it. I should try my hand at that tureen. I can’t keep writing it down on my “to throw” list if I am never going to cross it off. Well, it was crossed of yesterday! 13 pounds of clay – done. I also made a ladle for the tureen which I am really excited about. I think it looks pretty neat. Now I just need to throw a lid for the tureen and trim it before it is ready to visit the kiln. Here’s a look at the pieces.