Recently I acquired a pottery wheel. Yea me. And now I am trying to learn to use it. Metal working hubby made me a special stool to use with it. I took a wheel class to learn the basics of centering. The whole thing is to slow down and work with the clay, not against it. Still working hard on centering. So I made my 1st batch and posted a photo on tumblr. Comments were to have better bases, since it's my 1st batch I was happy.
So now I am merrily attempting to throw stuff and turn it into something more interesting than a basic bowl. Gotta get the basics down 1st before I can move on to so now need to practice. My new practice piece will be Chawan Tea Bowls so it will be fun to see how those will turn out. I figure it will help me develop a bowl and learn to trim etc.