I started pottery lessons late January. What you see here are the first pieces at tried my hand at. The bowls were made on the wheel and the plate was molded.
Throwing feels a bit like meditating. The movement is hypnotic, you have to be focused on what the clay has to say, and lesson learned recently: don’t get attached to the piece you’re working on! It seems that the best results are obtained when you let go. ;-)
My teacher lent me her underglazes so I could explore painting techniques on the biscuit. It was a bit complicated since clay absorbs the liquids right away and the texture of the underglaze is similar to gouache, maybe a bit “dryer”.
So, this is the plate before it goes through the last firing, we’ll see how the colors evolve. I am curious to see if the brush strokes will show and if the contours will stay clean.
If you live in the Eastern Townships (Brome-Missisquoi area) and you wish to learn pottery, contact Qita Reindler. She’s a great teacher!