We are back at it, in the studio, learning new techniques, having fun, and working hard. The beginning of the school year has been challenging yet the students rise to the occasion and have grown tremendously in a very short time. It is important to note that wheel throwing is an extremely difficult skill to learn and takes hours of practice to make a piece. Furthermore, the act of throwing an object is only one step in a line of processes needed to accomplish the project. There is a balancing act that consists of tooling your foot, possibly pulling and attaching handles or spouts, carving texture, throwing a lid, and, of course, decorating and glazing. To be a successful potter, you need to be able to juggle many things for one project to come together...and all of the beginner potters are learning how to do just that. It will be a long journey but I am so happy with The work ethic and grace that they have put forth in the most difficult point in the process.