Post # 1
I’m a potter. I love making pots. It was one of my majors in college. I have my own studio in the spare bedroom. I make some decent things.
After months and months and months of begging, Darling Husband finally convinced me last night to teach him how to throw (I mostly only did it because my arm was in too much pain for me to manage it).
If any of you have ever taken a pottery class before, you know how hard it is to throw when you’re first learning. It takes forever to center the clay – if you ever even manage it at all. After that, making anything taller than just three or four inches is next to impossible. I was a fast learner when I first started studying ceramics, but it still took me days to even get any clay centered, and it took weeks and weeks after that to be able to make the six-inch-tall cylinders my professor was demanding.
…I’ve been totally shown up. DH not only centered the clay on his first try last night, but he managed to make a halfway decent cup on his third try. Then we went to bed. Today, on his sixth try ever, he managed to make a six-inch-tall cylinder that actually looks good.
That, ladies, is the work of my amazingly talented husband who has just blown all my skill out of the water. I’m really, really proud of him. I TAed a class in college, and I’ve seen lots of people attempt to throw for the first time. I have never seen ANYONE who managed it even half as quickly as he did. <3
…So I told him he’s not allowed to use my wheel anymore because I have to feel superior to him SOMEHOW.
Post # 3
I think your new rule is a great one. Girls Rule Guys Drool! hehe, OK just kidding.
I would love to learn to make pottery!
Post # 4
wow he did a great job! I’m no potter by any means, but I took one pottery class and it was super hard (but fun!) I came home with a piece or two but the instructor basically made the whole thing! I’m apparently not very good with my hands…
Post # 5
I hear The Righteous Brothers Unchained Melodies playing in my head, reminiscing a shirtless Patrick Swayze in Ghost….
Oh sorry, got sidetracked. Kudos to your Darling Husband. The boy did good!
Post # 6
@MrsWBS: DH did this entire one without me ever laying a finger on the clay. I’m so proud of him. <3
@katlovesjames: lol. You know, I’ve never actually seen that movie before. I finally went and watched the pottery scene on YouTube just so I would know what everyone was talking about each time I mentioned I was a potter. That scene is so ridiculous. XD
Post # 7
Wow, that’s impressive. Ghost came in my mind, too, lol, it’s one of my favorite movies.
Post # 8
@katlovesjames: That’s exactly what I was going to say! Haha.
@GreenEyedMoon: He did great! You must be a very good teacher! 🙂
Post # 9
- Wedding: June 2017 - Vegas Wedings
@katlovesjames: Hehe! I was hearing the same thing.
Post # 10
One of these days, I’m going to make Darling Husband help me film that scene the way it really would have happened. Here’s a hint: the pot will end up collapsed, and Darling Husband will end up with a bloody nose.
Post # 11
@GreenEyedMoon: Hahaha I’d love to see that!
Post # 12
Nice! He must have been such a fast learner because he has watched you EXPERTLY throw clay 🙂
Post # 13
You are a good teacher. Be proud and hopefully he won’t brag… LOL
Post # 14
@LovelyLaura: Hahaha, that’s what he keeps telling me! He’s such a suck-up. To be fair, though, he probably does have a good hundred hours or more of just watching me work.
He got home before me yesterday and took the thirty minutes while I wasn’t around to take over my studio and make a 6.5″ cylinder on his very first try. That means that at this point, he’s made seven attempts and succeeded three times. That’s almost a 50% success rate. I don’t think I made it there until midway through my second semester. I apparently married a ceramics prodigy.
Post # 15
@GreenEyedMoon: I apparently married a ceramics prodigy.
Well, then, take advantage of this “prodigy”… have him do all the work while you take uhm… cough cough… the credit? Hee Hee
Post # 16
- Wedding: June 2012 - Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards
You might the next Jonathan Adler on your hands. 🙂