I remembered how fun it is to drink out of one’s own handmade ceramic mug first. And then I remembered that I had my after-school Enrichment class, Flat Clay! What Did You Say?! for an extra half hour yesterday. We are making up a cancellation last week because I had to go to a meeting, and we will miss class on election day. Our remaining classes are 1.5 hours long, rather than 1 hour. I thought 1.5 hours was SO much time. But I forgot how challenging making a mug from slabs of clay can be!
The class started with a pretty long demonstration that was followed by many moments of groans, shrieks and “I need help!” Everyone persevered and by the end of our time together had a suitable slab cup/mug/or bowlish type of container. They will be glazed and ready for hot chocolate in a couple of weeks…
Lookin’ good!!! What kind of clay are you using? Do you like it?
Blick low fire white talc…I like it for everything from this kind of work to wheel work. No complaints!