On Saturday, I drove my tired ass all the way from Los Gatos to Emeryville to take a pottery making class.
The first thing you need to know about throwing clay is that it’s not as easy as it looks.
The second thing you need to know about throwing clay is that having fingernails makes it very hard to work with the clay. One wrong move and your project is ruined.
That said, I embarked on my adventure with enthusiasm and visions of “Ghost” in my head.
There are stages to making any object out of clay and one stage is to make a cone. My cones always looked more like a phallus and I kept stroking it to try to get it to become more of a cone, but no luck. Still, it was fun.
My favorite part of the whole process was simply getting dirty and messy, kinda like I was a kid in kindergarten all over again.
In the end, I found the clay harder to manipulate than I had anticipated but still very fun to work with.
I definitely recommend taking a class or two and learning to make your own pottery.