Hand building is not my thing

Hobbies, Pottery

First pottery class! It was so exciting, but also a pretty sharp learning curve.

What did I learn? First hand building is not my thing. The clay just felt endlessly clumsy in my hands and like I couldn’t shape it into anything that wasn’t just a lump.

The wheel, though. Well okay that was also endlessly clumsy. But also soothing. Shaping a ball of clay into something smooth, maybe a little swirled. There is something there. Something worth pursuing. Which is good because I have many more classes to go!