the last few weeks i’ve been signed up for a wheel throwing ceramics class! i cannot even tell you how much fun this has been! i try to always take at least one class that’s outside of my comfort zone. earlier in the summer, it was a yoga class (which i loved!). but i hadn’t done wheel throwing since college and i wanted to start at the beginning.
what i realized is that i am terrible on the wheel! but i have a ton of fun making a mess in an art studio!
so, i threw lots of these cylinders with a wider bottom. everyone in class seemed to have a shape they just couldn’t get away from.
and this was mine.
i also realized just how much i love glazing! i mean, painting has always been my favorite thing, and splattering paint and taking risks with the brush strokes and patterns, in this case, was definitely what i looked forward to.
so much so, that by the middle of class, i’d given up wheel throwing and replaced it with hand-building.
because, after all, what’s the fun in creating something that looks just like everybody else’s anyways?
so as this class comes to an end, what’s next? i’m thinking kick boxing or some sort of martial arts. it’s something i’ve always wanted to get back into after taking a phenomenal kick boxing class the summer after high school. there’s something about being fit and strong and knowing how to defend yourself (whether you have to or not). with wintertime setting in, movement and knowing how to move is exactly what i’m needing.