This week has been pretty unevently (regarding my productivity) to my disappointment, I was doing other things and couldn’t focus nor come to the studio until Sunday. However, I did enjoy being back to work on ceramics! There was a also a very exciting and surprising thing that happened this week! My facejug won firstplace for the Preston arts prize and Im still super happy and grateful for it! It’s really motivated me to continue to work hard on future projects! Like continuing to make even more donuts. I’ve basically completed all the donuts I need but I’m probably still going to make more in case they some don’t work out. Making the final biggest donut was slumped C challenging because I had to make a giant coil first and use a bigger plate. Center that coil was sooo difficult, I’m pretty I didn’t get any of them perfectly centered. The first big donut that I made was almost perfect but one of part was too thin and it looked like an air bubble so i popped it and consequently destroyed it. The second one I attempted I accidentally destroyed as well. It was the most promising but before I had completely attached it to the plate, I accidentally pressed the wheel peddle and the coil flew off, knocking the bucket with it and spilling the water.
It was a very sad moment but third times the charm! I was able to complete my final donut on the third attempt. I also tried to make handles for my mugs, they were meant to look like worms but they just look weird now. So I may take the handles off again. I also made some lil pots using the red clay but I forgot to take pictures of them. I also ended up reclaiming some of the other small things I had thrown because i just didn’t like them and felt like I could do better.