Imperfect pottery part two

After attending my first Raku workshop about a month ago, I signed up again. This time I was the only person and it was going to be cancelled but Andrew kindly said he’d hold it with just me.

I got one on one attention which meant that I threw 11 pieces. The clay still won but I improved from my first attempt.

Today I got to fire them all. Here are some of my favorites. The first one was made with feathers from my kid’s chickens.

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Those are all really cool and how lovely to have one-on-one help!

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Oh, man, I’m jealous! Raku looks like such an amazing experience, and even more so with one-on-one instruction. All of the different glazes and finishes are so different and so impressive!

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Yeah, I’m so glad that we have a local gallery here in town which holds and promotes crafty workshops. It’s a treat. For a rural little town we have some neat stuff.

To top off the one on one attention, I asked if I could bring Elliott as Andrew has a couple of ponds and they are full of newts, turtles, and frogs. He said yes, Elliott had a blast, and Andrew gifted him a pot he made that we got to watch him fire.

This is the face of boy who knows he was handed a beautiful gift.

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Wow, what a great gift! Elliott looks very happy. (Love the vest jacket!)

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Fun!!-- I like the cyclone look of some of those “I stopped just before it collapsed” pieces. :grin:

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What a cool experience all around! I have very fond memories of raku from decades ago. I admit to especially liking the wonky pieces.