Last day at the studio.
My time at the studio has come to an end. My family and I, along with our Japanese exchange student, drove to the studio yesterday to pick up my finished pieces. I haven’t had time to take picutres of them. I hope to do that during the next week or so. In the meantime, here is a photo of a pot that turned out nicely.
One thing I had forgotten about was how much ceramics shrink after the glaze firing. The coffee mug my husband made is now fit for tea, not coffee.
I had planned to return to the studio when our Japanese student would be with us. I wanted to take the time to demonstrate to him how to throw clay on a potter’s wheel.
I typed out my own instructions on wheel throwing in English, and then translated it to Japanese using Google Translate. I printed a copy to use to teach him. My experience so far with using the Google translating tool hasn’t been 100% accurate, but I believe he understood me well enough.
My son also had another opportunity to throw on the wheel again.
I guided him along the process so his experience would be a successful one. He did very well and I think he enjoyed his first time working on the wheel.
Next, his bowl will be bisqued and I will return to the studio at a later date to glaze it for him. He will likely have already returned to Japan after it has been glazed fired. I plan to ship it him when it is finished. I’m sure it will be a small reminder of his time at the studio and his stay with us.
Funny how something so small could mean so much.