I mentioned in previous entries that I took summer classes at a Pottery Guild, so here are the pieces I hand made!! the first picture is of my favourite bowl and the second photo is an entire meal using all the pieces I made so far!
It's actually a much longer process than I thought. By now I would have imagined that I made much more pieces than this, but with my actual life schedule with work and applying to jobs in Japan, it's quite hard to squeeze in... but maybe those are just excuses I made for myself. hahah
the last photo was some cute pieces I did with hand molding. but unfortunately I did not get to see them come to life because (I think) someone stole them! after their first firing process, I could not find them no matter how hard I searched! and they're not going to get up and walk away on their own, so what are the chances that all 3 of my character pieces just disappeared altogether. :-(
anyway, making pottery is really fun! I enjoyed the feeling of molding the clay with my hands while spinning on the wheel... it's a nice sensation. and surprisingly I picked up the technique quite fast. the most exciting part for me was glazing the pieces because you can't really tell what they will look like when you're mixing and matching the colours, but after it comes out from the firing kiln, its such a delightful surprise to see how it worked out (or not worked out. haha). I really enjoyed this new creative outlet and hope to come back to it in the future again.