No need for jealousy because I don't have a slab roller---or anything else. I simply go to class in town every week. Two fantastic ladies (1 a retired art teacher) give lessons. I considered going to the community college but it would be farther away & cost more. Also, I don't want to get involved in all of the details. I leave them to the firing part. I just go, they hand me a lump or slab of clay & offer whatever assistance I need while I do my thing. I couldn't ask for better.
I've worked with a variety of materials over the years but am finding clay to be the most creative ever. Love it.
How nice you have lovely local teachers. Are you learning to throw, too?