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« on: December 07, 2011 10:30:35 AM »

My husband recently decided he hates all of his hobbies so wanted to try something fun and different and picked pottery.  How cool is that?  We found an art studio about a 90 minute drive from here and have been going every week.  I'm pretty happy that I'm able to produce pots but they are all pretty small (my largest is about 5 inches across).  Baby steps, right?  We're both really enjoying it and he's been making some noise about having our own studio some day.  Is there anyone out there with a home studio I could PM for some advice if/when the time comes?  Here are a few examples of my first pots.




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« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2011 10:35:25 AM »

First attempt? Really? Those are beautiful.
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« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2011 10:40:15 AM »

those are fabulous first throwings!  Love the star bowl and the glaze on the swirly bowl....I can't wait to see what else you make Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2011 10:41:16 AM »

At least they are round Grin

Seriously, the colors and shapes are really lovely...and how nice to share a hobby with hubs!
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« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2011 10:46:55 AM »

Ooh, pretty!  So pretty!  I'd never guess those were your first tries.  They look so perfect, and the glazing is gorgeous.
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« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2011 10:49:34 AM »

Thanks so much you guys!  The instructor asked who in the class has zero patience and my hand shot straight up so I'm very happy they are round.
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« Reply #6 on: December 07, 2011 10:55:39 AM »

These are beautiful! Much better than my first attempts...

I so wish I had a home studio, miss pottery so much!
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« Reply #7 on: December 07, 2011 11:08:13 AM »

I set up a home studio (for studio read utility with lots of shelves and a kiln!) last year. My friends and I are also fairly new to this but if I can be of any help just ask.

My kiln was second hand but works well although it has two temperature control dials that do not equate to the temperature I need so I bought a thermocouple which works well.

The making and biquing of the pots is going well but I am having some issues with some of the glazes bubbling, these are ready made bought in glazes so my guess is that it is more to do with my temperatures than the glaze themselves.

Your pots are brill and I love the colours. Good luck...be careful though as this becomes very addictive xx
 
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« Reply #8 on: December 07, 2011 11:13:32 AM »

Thanks so much for the offer, petulitygr (and I'm guessing welcome to Craftster is in order since you haven't had many posts!)  I'm sure I'll be contacting you sooner than later.   Grin
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« Reply #9 on: December 07, 2011 11:50:18 AM »

I LOVE the star bowl. It's awesome.
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« Reply #10 on: December 07, 2011 01:24:24 PM »

The bowls look lovely! I love the glazes you chose.
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« Reply #11 on: December 07, 2011 03:41:18 PM »

MW, those are beautiful! I love the star bowl. I like all of them. Post some pics of hubbies...want to see!
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« Reply #12 on: December 08, 2011 08:50:16 AM »

Those are very even and smooth for first tries.  I love the beautiful colors.  Great job!
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« Reply #13 on: December 08, 2011 10:22:39 AM »

They are all fantastic, MW!! What a great new hobby for you and your hubby to do together. I can't pick a favorite but I do love the cobalt blue glaze. I'm so excited to see what you make next Smiley.
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« Reply #14 on: December 08, 2011 12:14:41 PM »

What great creations, and the glaze colors are wonderful. Smiley
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« Reply #15 on: December 09, 2011 02:28:02 AM »

Nice work, my favourite has to be the top left one with the swirl in the bottom - its nice to see where your hands have worked the clay!
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The star bowl is excellent!
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« Reply #17 on: December 10, 2011 08:31:06 PM »

Oh hooray!!  I've been waiting to see your creations!  So great - I would be so thrilled if Santa would put a kiln in my garage!  Smiley  Keep up the wonderful work!  (Both of you!)
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« Reply #18 on: December 11, 2011 08:09:35 AM »

Aw thanks so much you guys!   Smiley
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« Reply #19 on: December 11, 2011 02:46:17 PM »

I love the star bowl too and the colours of the glazes.  Can't believe that you're a novice - those look so perfect!
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« Reply #20 on: December 12, 2011 12:32:19 AM »

So pretty! I'd totally use one as a yarn bowl... mm yarn bowls. Smiley
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« Reply #21 on: January 20, 2012 03:23:34 PM »

These are great for a first attempt. I think you are naturally talented for pottery  Grin.
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How fun!! Beautiful pottery. Did your family end up being potters?? Still into it?
Makes me consider finding pottery classes in my neck of the woods.
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« Reply #23 on: April 15, 2014 02:40:30 PM »

Thanks much!  We have our own kiln and wheel now and I have started teaching pottery button workshops in our studio.   Smiley
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