Saturday, January 23, 2010

Oh, Brigid, where are you?

I've been quiet around here. Sorry folks! My new job has stricter internet policies, so I'm still trying to find a balance and schedule for keeping my readers updated.

I don't have any pictures yet, but this week, I started a pottery class. Remember the metalsmithing class I took, wow, almost two years ago? The pottery class is at the same place. For only $100 (plus $25 in supplies), I get 8 weeks of instruction by a really funny, talented dude. It's only been one class so far, but I am in love! No, seriously. I expected to enjoy plopping clay onto a giant wheel and watching the magic happen, but I left class just elated on Wednesday evening. After at least three comments on my diminutive status, it appears I'm a bit smaller than the average potter. As a result, I had to sit strangely on the bench. This has left me with two giant booty bruises. Only today is sitting not uncomfortable. Hopefully I can prevent them this time, but we'll see. I made two bowls in my first class. They probably suck, but that's two more bowls than I've ever made before!

I'll return again soon with more proper updating. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!


lagirl/sweet tea said...

Are you still enjoying the new job? Hope it's a PERFECT fit for you. I'll look forward to a photo of your "creations". I have a piece of pottery J made in the 6th gr. Love it!

Robin Thomas said...

The instructor makes such a difference on how you like a new skill. Sounds like a great fit for you. Maybe not the bench, but you know.

Heather said...

Ohhh, I love pottery! I hope to take a class like that some day. Are you taking it at that center way down town...almost to Sand Springs, I forget what its called, but I took (and dropped out of!) a metal smithing class there ;)

offlogic said...

Did a little potery in 11th grade---loved it, thanks Elenor--- and some more in pre-community colege days, but I'm thinking it would be fun to look at solar kiln designs , what with Summer coming on.
Gimmee a sec to calculate wattage and area...!

Holly said...

How fun! I've always wanted to try my hand at REAL clay. I want to see pictures of your bowls! I kinda want to see your booty bruises too, but I'll settle for just the bowls. ;-)~ Good luck in your newest creative endeavor!

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