Tuesdays were my favorite day of the week during November and December. From 6:30 - 9:00 I went to a wheel throwing ceramics class held at a local high school. The program was through Minneapolis Community Eduction, which has become my favorite pass time.
The class had 14 people enrolled and was taught by a young local ceramists. Each class began with a short demonstration and then we had the remaining time to throw as much as we wanted.
Siting down at the wheel, I was brought back to my high school days where I spent as much time as possible in the art room. It took a little while to get used to the wheel again and remember how to center clay. At the end of each class I had thrown three to four pieces. Some I added handles to and some I embellished with spontaneous designs.
We spent the last class glazing our pieces. I could have spent days planning this final step; However I also wanted to complete all my pieces so I exercised my time management skills.
In the end I had some pieces I was quite enamored with and some that showed my true amateur ability. I'm thinking of taking this class again to build on what I learned and try some new ideas. I'd love to spend more time adding designs and textures to pieces after they have been thrown. Now I just have to decide if this additional class skips in front of all the others things on my list.