trying out the slab roller

i’m not big on sculpting…when it comes to pottery, i’m definitely a wheel kind of gal. i’ve taken ceramics at arthouse for about a year, and finished my final class a few weeks ago. in the last couple classes, you can’t throw anything because of the time it takes for the pot to dry, to trim, to let it dry some more, fire, glaze, and fire again. so, i experimented with the slab roller.

this little number is a candle holder, i think? i was just sort of messing around and had the intention originally of making a box for pens or something. once i had three sides on, i thought maybe i could do something else with it. so i left the fourth side open, curled the sides, stamped it, and added some “pillows” – sort of a throne? i don’t have much patience for hand-building at all, but i’m pretty pleased with how it turned out.

and, a set of coasters. i am going to glue some of those rubbery kitchen counter mat non-stick things to the bottoms so they don’t slide or ruin tables. yay for functional pottery!

oh, and just for good measure, a photo of the very first pot i made a year ago at art house; i’ve come so far!

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About Liv

i have a lot of hobbies. i cook and bake – usually, from scratch. i paint, though not as often as I would like. i love to make pottery on the wheel, though this hobby fell by the wayside while I was in grad school. now that I’ve finished, I’m looking forward to potentially getting back into ceramics and devoting more time and energy to all of my hobbies. my mom got me hooked on refinishing garage sale or thrift shop furniture into beautiful, rich pieces for the home. and my true love is crochet – i love the feeling of achievement in taking a ball of yarn and a hook and turning it into a beautiful afghan or purse or set of coasters. in some way or another, all of these hobbies center around making things – thus, creation nation.
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