5/31/2011

Wheel throwing

Wheel throwing always was something I wanted to try. It's a pure magic when a pot comes out from a piece of clay.
But it's more difficult as I imagined....
First of all you have to center a piece of clay on the wheel. This is the most difficult part for me at the moment.
wheel throwing
When clay is perfectly centered you can begin to make the hole and to open the piece....then, to throw it up...
wheel throwing
I'm quite impatient and clay always teached me to be PA-TI-ENT and to work with it SLOW-LY. Piece, concentration and PA-TI-ENCE...Slowly, Anastasia, don't hurry up!...Slowly...
You'll be treated if you are patient. Clay doesn't like hurries.
My first wheel thrown pots
How I was proud and happy to throw MY FIRST pots! They are quiet basic and imperfect, but I felt myself very glad! Now I use them to put my brushes and pens and other supplies. It's so nice to use something you've made.
My first wheel thrown pots
There is a long way to go, a lot of things to try and to learn.
Wheel-throwing is magic.