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Friday, August 17, 2012

Our First Experience @ the Potter's Wheel

When my friend MJ ask if I might like to go to a 1 day pottery class I thought why not:) We took our artsy granddaughters , grabbed a fast bite at McDonald's and headed to the Cedar Hurst Art Museum. 
We were so excited we were really early so we took an opportunity to check out the quilt display and a neat abstract exhibit I really enjoyed. Then it was time for the class.
Here is Beka, my Granddaughter throwing her first pot, she did a great job! 
 Beka  learning to use a sponge to shape her pot
 This is Beka's finished pot before the instructor cut it off the wheel, I can't wait for her to paint it when it dries.
They used an air dry clay so we took them home wet and this morning mine is not shiny in a couple of days they will be ready to paint. I followed Beka at the wheel but I have no pictures since I was the photographer. Here is MJ listening to her instructor before she finishes her pot.
 This is Aisha, MJ's granddaughter on the wheel, she had the best pot out of the four of us, she had taken a class with this same instructor and the experience showed in her work.
The class was way to short, we really enjoyed it!
Both girls are very creative and artistic, I think they take after their grandmother's:) Only time will tell. Now Beka wants a potters wheel:) 
Have you ever thrown a pot on the wheel? Tell me about it, I am interested to hear about your experience.
After we get our pots painted I will be back to show you how our first pots turned out. If you get an opportunity to try your hand on the potter's wheel go for it! I should warn you it is not as easy as it looks but it's a lot of fun:)
Thanks for stopping by, God bless you!


  1. Looks like a great fun time. Looking forward to the followup.

  2. I've always wanted to throw clay again. It's been many many years. This looks like great fun, I'll have to get hubby to go with me...somewhere. lol

  3. Oh what fun. Back in my high school days I got to throw some clay, but that's been years ago. I would like to try again,looks like a lot of fun.

  4. If I've ever done this, I was a kid and don't remember, but it looks SO fun!