We've had 4 classes now in our "Pots That Pour" course, and my ceramics are coming along marvelously. Today I was particularly on a roll, and everything seemed to work out well. I made lots of mistakes, as always, but was able to recover from each and every one of them.
Like the lid which I was going to trim and throw a know onto. I improved a chuck using an unglazed mug on which I threw a ring of clay. It was something like the instructor had showed earlier. But I managed to not just trim the lid and throw the knob, but I also managed to fuse the lid onto the fresh ring of clay. So by the end of it, I had to cut off the lid with my pin tool, which mangled the otherwise nice flange on the bottom. So I flipped it over and smoothed that off with my smooth sponge. But when I flipped it back, the top was all messed up, so I needed to smooth that also. But in the end, it all turned out fine.
Today I felt particularly productive, since I finished 3 teapots, and started into a 4th one. Here's a sneak peak of my teapots, before the dry and get sent for the bisque firing :
Stay tuned. Next week we start glazing, and then there are only 3 classes left after that. I have 19 pieces on their way. I will likely start quite a few more in the next 4 weeks. So this has been a very productive course for me, indeed.