I have been at a creative impasse lately. My writing has been slow moving, and I am including the blogging on this point, and my sewing has been a bit of a non activity latterly. The last thing I worked on with my machine was a pair of pants that needed a waist adjustment. I needed a little bit of pick me up, something that would allow me to stretch my creative legs.
Luckily for me, I was able to sign up for a pottery class.
Pottery has been something I have wanted to try for a long time. My high school gave pottery classes, but my schedule was always too full to take one. In retrospect I probably should have skipped drama one year and tried something new, but it is too late to change that now.
I can’t change the past, but I can change the future. Or the present. Whatever.
I’ve only taken two classes so far but it is a lot of fun.
Look what I made! A wonky cup thing!
Alright, so that was just my first class. I did not accomplish much, but I managed to center the clay and make this thing. This picture is from before I did any trimming or anything, so it looks a little better now. I guess I should have taken another picture, but my hands were in the clay mot on my phone.
That wasn’t all I made.
Look! A bowl!
Okay, this is a little wonky too, and my teacher told me I pulled the walls a little thin. But he also told me the ability to pull the walls thin was an okay thing, so I’m choosing to look at it as a good.
I haven’t done much. In two classes I have managed to make exactly two things. The others in the class have each made more, and some of it is better than what I have managed to make. But I am going to try to finish this class without being too hard on myself. Maybe I need to let myself slow down, and work at whatever pace feels natural. And hopefully at the end, I will be happy with what I have done.