My mom asked me if i wanted to try out the pottery workshop. Pottery? Who doesn’t like pottery?
My Husband told me he had pottery in art class in his High School at IS, and he enjoyed it. “Especially if you’ve watched Demi Moore and Swayze in Ghost!” he said (thinking I had no clue what he was talking about, but little did he know I actually did see that movie and loved it too) and I’ve always wanted to try spinning that wheel and making works of art out of clay.
So a couple Fridays ago I excitedly drove up to Tagaytay with my mom and sisters (sorry i haven’t blogged in a while) and started our day with a sumptuous lunch at Marcia Adams. What a feast that was! And then we then headed to Corner Stone Pottery which was about 30-40 minutes away from the restaurant.
Pottery is a gentle process and not as easy as i thought it would be. My first go on the wheel was a failure, cause i was way too excited and ended up sorta destroying the clay. Things got better when my mom began singing behind me … “Ohhhhh my love…. My darling…”
I got my rhythm and got the hang of it.
See photos below…
Some of the interesting stuff they were selling.
The magic wheel :P
First you have to center the clay — apparently this is the most important skill to master.
Then you pierce at the center of solid ball of clay…
Then you floor it by making the bottom round or flat inside the pot…
then you pull up shaping the wall to an even thickness… and start shaping it to what you want…
Then you can start shaping or designing it.
Then it was my turn. I had this silly smile on my face :)
My first bowl!
My sister Sofia was better than me ;)
They also made mugs for Bag of Beans.
Then glazed to whatever color you want then fired again for 12 more hours.