Fourth and Clay, so I'm not 100% sure how they were supposed to turn out. That may be good, because where I take the process from here will be entirely up to me. It's very painterly, isn't it?
I also learned that I need to take greater care with the bottoms of my pieces. Sometimes I don't catch things in time to make the bottoms smooth and pleasing, or trim them quite properly. There might be a rough spot from an air bubble that I let pass because it's on the bottom. I need to pay more attention to those details. On the flip side, I saw some very expensive pieces by celebrated potters that had some quirks would have made me scrap the pieces entirely- handles not attached smoothly, some uneven/peely glaze issues. Potters aren't perfect. Neither is the work of our hands. We aren't factories and some things slip by us. Lesson for me- Melissa Bridgman needs to cut herself some slack. Point taken.
So- it is Tuesday, the kiln needs loading and firing, and I'm looking forward to a large pot of soup on this first really cold day of fall. Hope y'all have a good week.