August 17, 2013
I am a big fan of pottery. I love the handmade imperfect beauty of it. I also appreciate that it is a functional art form—you mean I can eat my granola out of that?? Pottery can be pricey though so most often I find mine at thrift stores. Occasionally, when I come across an artist I really like (ahem Alex Watson), I will drop the money for a new piece.
Needless to say, I've been wanting to take a wheel throwing pottery class for years now. It just so happens that we moved down the street from an art studio that offers pottery classes, so I signed myself up! These are my first pieces. While they are not my favorite, it is super exciting to be learning and experimenting. The process is intriguing too—it is meditative and humbling, you can suggest a form but you can't force it, and similar to watercolor you have to know when to stop and how to accept what is.