Practice makes… progress

It’s been over a fortnight since I’ve done any throwing. What with the last kiln disaster I’ve been feeling a little demoralised of late. But today was the day. Acting on some good advice from my husband I’m going to stick with some simple, small bowls that require little working; try some quick test patterns; fire them and see if they survive. If they do then I can work more on pattern with the next batch.

I only had a couple of hours to spare, but feel like I’ve made progress with the shape. The first bowl off the wheel was not bad but a little heavy.

bowl1

I then tried a series of seven others with variations of height and curve to the sides.

bowl4

bowl3

And finished with this, my favourite at the moment.

bowl2

I’ll look at them again when the bases are turned.

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4 thoughts on “Practice makes… progress

    • Thanks Pam. You should have a go – along with graphic design it’s the most enjoyable thing I’ve ever done. I bet you’d be good because you have a great eye for detail. There’s bound to be somewhere near you that would do a weekend course or evening class…

  1. Enjoying following your blog lots, Juliet. I’m a jeweler whose worked as a graphic designer and find both fields compliment each other beautifully. I can see how your design background has also given you a great eye w/ making your clay pieces. These bowls look wonderful.

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