sore back  

rm_wbly35 48F
290 posts
4/5/2006 1:17 pm

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4/6/2006 1:38 pm

sore back

I've been throwing pots in the ceramics shop (we only have 2 more weeks before the last we can work with wet clay for the semester) and I'm trying to get out as much as possible. I'm also preparing for a ceramics sale at the university where, I and maybe 1 other student have been preparing, but no one is doing enough that there will be much product.

The other student has suggested that maybe we should just hold off of the sale, and wait until Christmas. But the teacher is wanting to use the sale even if it's just for a day as a boost for his next semesters enrolement having people throw pieces at the sale so that people see how "easy" it is... sure... right... it only looks easy because we've been practicing... I've been throwing clay for 6 years now, and centering clay does get easier with practice... ah but the catch...

I will most likely be on vacation when the sale will occure near the beginning of May. I wish I could be there, because the other student is sour grapes saying that no one wants to sit at the sale, no one wants to move all the stuff. (Last Christmas I schlept about 10 big boxes of stuff all over the place on a dolly and made about $200 in 2 days.) Yes I should be able to make better than that... but with his sour attitude I don't know if the sale will happen. This is a sale I've prepared for all semester, knowing that there wasn't really that many others that would "pump out the work" oh well

my reward... a sore back, and lack of sleep... maybe some finacial reward in the end!

rm_MrRite23 46M
156 posts
4/6/2006 10:30 am

I was so good with the wheel. I used to glaze everything just to see how they would fire in the kiln. My famil got alot of ashtray's that year. Like your picture you look happy.

rm_wbly35 48F
48 posts
4/6/2006 1:38 pm

the first lecture in class is ... you will not make ashtrays, you will not make planters because you've poked a hole in the pot, and you will not make a plaque with your hand print in it "for mommy." All of these things you did in kindergarden... then the first day we proceed to make coil pots... which I did prolifically well before kindergarden.

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