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Pottery Newbie!
« on: January 14, 2015, 01:44:56 PM »
So, I'm broadening my horizons this year, and have started a pottery class. I threw 4 pots today, 2 of which I made too thin on the base and the first 3 I also completely trashed somehow. The third was passable, so I'm going to have it fired :)
My first pottery pot by Kat Newman, on Flickr

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Re: Pottery Newbie!
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2015, 02:14:30 PM »
Great stuff tinks, not so easy as it looks i believe !  :)

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Re: Pottery Newbie!
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2015, 02:20:23 PM »
a steady hand is indeed required!
Great to hear that you're broadening your crafty skills :D i'd love to do the same. Pottery is ace!

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Re: Pottery Newbie!
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2015, 02:23:06 PM »
Looks fab Kat.  :)

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Re: Pottery Newbie!
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2015, 02:30:12 PM »
Looks like so much fun!

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Re: Pottery Newbie!
« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2015, 04:22:11 PM »
Brill :D

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Re: Pottery Newbie!
« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2015, 04:35:48 PM »
Looks fab hope you had fun  :D

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« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2015, 04:38:55 PM »
Wow, excellent results for a novice. 

My top tip for throwing - keep you elbows tightly th led in and get your head right over the pot.  Once you start your lift don't hesitate, just kelp it  nice a d steady.

I do miss my potting days.

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Re: Pottery Newbie!
« Reply #8 on: January 14, 2015, 07:36:05 PM »
Well done, not something I could manage and I envy anyone who can make it look so easy.  I spent a wonderful week in France making pots - until I failed so badly I decided to make a tan instead.  I can make a fairly mean raku kiln though ;)
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« Reply #9 on: January 14, 2015, 07:43:03 PM »
Ooooh, can I come?!  Something I've always wanted to do, but was told it might be difficult with the arthritis, what d'ya reckon?  They have some brilliant family pottery making classes at Richmond college, I keep dithering.

Definitely got some clay envy here ..... the pot looks fab!