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Clay class

Wheel-thrown pottery

Less than a month later, clay class is over --- I'm so sad to see it go! Six sessions on the wheel was just long enough for me to remember how to create vessels of various shapes and sizes, but not long enough to get the itch out of my system. Here's hoping Mark can get the rusted guts of a kick wheel out by the barn up and running before I go into withdrawal.

Pottery bear

Spotty glazesI did a little hand-building too, but most of those pieces haven't yet been fired. One of my earliest efforts, a little black bear, came out nicely...but is about as hard to photograph as Huckleberry. I'll see if I can't get better shots of my other pieces once they're glazed and done.

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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.

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Go for it! You seem to have some talent for pottery (unlike me!) I especially like the bear piece.
Comment by Nayan Fri Apr 14 08:17:28 2017
Great work!! I am sure Mark can get it running- hurry Mark!!
Comment by Jayne Fri Apr 14 09:39:32 2017
So glad you braved the world to go with us :)
Comment by kayla Sat Apr 15 07:33:01 2017

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