The goal of last night’s class was to work on the wheel to learn how to center clay, and then hopefully be able to make a cylinder.  I know this is going to sound terrible but I cannot get it to go up straight.  Seriously!  I think I definitely need to work more on centering the clay on the wheel, too.  It’s much harder to do than it seems after watching our teacher, Kathy, demonstrate on the wheel.

Here’s what my first attempt at creating a cylinder looked like:

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I’m taking the “exploring clay” ceramics class through the Office for the Arts at Harvard with teacher Kathy King (one of the funniest people I’ve ever met!) this semester.  Yes I know, “another craft, Candice?” you ask.

project 1: cutting out the base of a tumbler

It’s going to be spread out over 12 Fridays and I’m excited about learning throwing skills, trying different glazes, and basically to get down right dirty working with clay.  Am I a geeky crafter?  Um, yes unfortunately.  Continue reading