August 6th, 2003

The gentleman is always properly dressed

News from the front

Had difficulties at class last night. I spent the early part of the evening scrapping pieces because I kept mis-centering and by the time I raised a cylinder off the wheel, the rim was wobbling uncontrollably. I spent the later part of the evening trying not to have my clay slide off my now saturated bat.

The evening wasn’t entirely a wash, though. I did manage to trim and finish a coffee mug I threw last week (not terribly ambitious, I know... it was a request), and I threw what promises to be a beautiful sake jar (my first.) Kim has promised to teach me how to throw ‘from the mound’ next week so I can make a couple of small cups to go with it. The same technique is used for covers and such, so it appears that I will be further initiated into the mysteries of the wheel. It’s all about growth, I guess.

The high point of the evening was the discovery that the sangria pitcher made it through glazing intact and pretty much as I had intended. It was pretty exciting, and even having done the piece has taught me a lot. On the good side, I can still look at my finished pieces critically without judging myself over it.

Despite its flaws, I have to say that I’m pretty pleased with the outcome.
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The gentleman is always properly dressed

Ex ignorantia ad sapientiam

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