Did anyone else watch the Great Pottery Throw Down?
I am sure I am not alone in watching it and think “That looks like fun!” A bigger surprise was that Mr M agreed with me, so I seized upon the opportunity to get him involved in something creative, and looked for classes available in our area. We ended up signing up for a beginners wheel throwing class at Higher Fire Clayspace and Gallery, for their next intake starting in January.
In the message we received from the studio, we got this advice:
“Wear clothes and shoes that you won’t mind getting dirty, and bring an apron or old beach towel for use while working at the pottery wheel.”
Aha! I saw this as an opportunity for some further crafts, and did a bit of research on clay/pottery aprons for use while doing wheel pottery.
The results were these guys, made using a combination of different tutorials and inspiration from some ready made aprons available. See here, here, here, and here.
And here is Mr M’s in action:
He is much better at the pottery than me! Mine generally end up a little wonky. But I did manage to make a reasonably mug-shaped item…. I think it might end up retaining liquid inside it and everything!