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My First Time on the Potter's Wheel

This post is long overdue so I’ll jump right to it. A while back I got the chance to use a potter’s wheel for the first time. I’ll just let these pictures speak for themselves…

Notice the last pot that totally backfired? It taught me a lesson:

  • Sometimes it’s good to slow down and enjoy the process of creating.

  • Also, patience really pays off.

For the first two pots/bowls, I took my time because my teacher was there and I was keen on doing the right thing. The moment he left me alone to do my thing, I rushed – and failed! Usually when things don’t go as planned, I get really get upset (a weakness of mine). This time though, even when clay started splattering everywhere, I enjoyed failing. I was happy to learn what not to do and know when my clay is about to turn into a real mess.

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