Can’t believe it’s been a week already! So much stuff to learn still. Despite having almost daily practice I can still barely grasp the immense amount that I need to learn.
It’s different though. Hard to measure improvements purely based on throwing outcomes. There have been some improvements in various basic processes such as wedging, centering in general… Always reminding myself that there is a need to count these things as well when reflecting on whether I’ve improved or not.
Recurrent problem that is the main problem I have now though, is figuring out the base of the object. Plus, I think I have been making the walls of my items a little too thin. Especially the rim at the top. When it gets too thin, it ends up a little scratchy and sharp. Perhaps I need to ease off making it insanely thin and focus on evening out the walls in general.
Wrote in my journal that night:
“Tmr, rounded cups and bowls. Then trimming the next day.”
I always make a rough plan for what I want to do the next day but in the end whether I achieve even half of that… is quite variable. 😉
A new classmate came today. M from the UK. She started her course immediately despite coming sometime in the afternoon. (I then realized perhaps some people do actually start immediately instead of resting on their day of arrival! ^^;) It was nice chatting with her in the studio while we worked, our wheels adjacent to each other. We talked about life…different choices of lifestyles…
Once again realizing it’s really the people you meet on your travels that make a huge difference to the richness of the experience.