I have finally rediscovered my love of ceramics after years and years. The neighborhood I live in has access to tools, supplies, instruction and everything I would need to start my own little studio. I'm starting small, very small. I've been working through hand building projects within my office space using a folding table, canvas fabric for rolling and building and really simple glazing. I just got my first batch of bisque ware back from Georgie's Ceramics (who have been so nice and patient with me), and I'm ready to glaze.
Working with clay again makes me so happy, and I've realized that I really want to dive deeper into learning about different techniques and even get back into wheel throwing at some point. I'm planning to take a community ceramics class at PCC once Spring enrollment opens up. In the meantime, I'll continue with my hand building and see what I can make up as I go along.
And major props to my design friend Meenal for giving me helpful pointers and tips for my studio set-up and some of the first projects I've been working on. Such a sweetheart!
I've definitely made some mistakes along the way because I have no clue what the heck I'm doing! But that's ok. Hand building is somewhat forgiving, and I can often repurpose failed projects (like the one below).