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« on: November 01, 2012 08:59:21 AM »

I just completed my first set of pottery classes on wheel throwing, and its bittersweet, because it was an awesome experience and I'm sad that its over for now.  I'm planning on taking more classes in January.  Here are my first three completed projects in the class.  I still have a couple pieces that are being fired and then need to be glazed.  I will post those up once they are done. 


Here they are!  A decanter, a little pot, and a mug.







Thanks for looking!
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« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2012 09:02:38 AM »

Very nice! I love the color of the mug you made. I loved taking pottery classes too. I'm hoping once I get a real job my classroom will have a kiln!
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« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2012 09:13:44 AM »

nice work with the pottery! did you use an electric or hand wheel?
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« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2012 09:18:04 AM »

Very nice! I love the color of the mug you made. I loved taking pottery classes too. I'm hoping once I get a real job my classroom will have a kiln!
Thanks!  The mug is for my sister who wanted something dark.  Its hard to tell in the picture but its mostly black but I also flecked on some red splatters.  I really want a kiln of my own someday.  But that is a far off dream!

nice work with the pottery! did you use an electric or hand wheel?

I'm pretty sure it was electric.  Its was the kind where you press the pedal down to the speed you want and then go to town!

Thanks teachart and indogi!
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« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2012 09:22:33 AM »

These are great! And they are so even for your first tries. My first few lessons all my pottery turned out thicker in one area.
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« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2012 09:46:51 AM »

These are beautiful, jilly!! It looks like you really have a talent for this. I never would have guessed these were your first projects.
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« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2012 10:13:09 AM »

 Absolutely wonderful! You seem to have a knack for everything you try! I can't wait to see the rest of your stuff.   Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: November 01, 2012 10:17:38 AM »

These are beautiful, jilly!! It looks like you really have a talent for this. I never would have guessed these were your first projects.

Thanks, Lime!  A couple of the long time students there call me "a shark in a swimming pool". ^_^  Everyone there is so wonderful and supportive!

These are great! And they are so even for your first tries. My first few lessons all my pottery turned out thicker in one area.

Yeah, I had that problem, too.  My first two items were really uneven and still had them fired, but they broke in the kiln.  Sad!  They were lame anyway, so I'm not too heart broken about it.
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« Reply #8 on: November 01, 2012 10:41:21 AM »

Wowwww!!  These are great, jillybeans! And may I say I'm insanely jealous - always wanted to take a pottery class!  Someday... Wink
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« Reply #9 on: November 01, 2012 11:10:08 AM »

These are great! I love the shapes of the decanter and the mug.
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« Reply #10 on: November 01, 2012 06:50:55 PM »

wow, you really do seem to have a knack --  those are quite impressive first pieces!
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« Reply #11 on: November 02, 2012 05:57:07 AM »

Great work, love your mug has a great shape and the glaze has gone onto it really well!
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« Reply #12 on: November 02, 2012 08:46:01 AM »

Way to go, Jilly! They look great!
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« Reply #13 on: November 02, 2012 09:38:32 AM »

Thanks everyone!  ^_^
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« Reply #14 on: November 02, 2012 06:26:45 PM »

jillybeans, love that blue-gray pot! Can't believe those are your first efforts.
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Fabulous work!
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