Saturday, September 4, 2010

Finished Pottery

I finally picked up my finished pieces from Mashiko this past weekend. I took a pottery class (in Japanese and didn't catch much of anything...) there in mid-June and was waiting for them to be fired. They were ready in August...but I didn't have time to pick them up until now.

I made three pieces: 1 bowl and 2 cups. You can clearly see that my throwing technique is elementary (notice the huge divet in the bottom of my bowl and mug on the left). Regardless, I had a blast making them and when I get back to the states I plan on signing up for a class where I can understand what's happening. I think my favorite piece is the bowl. I love the dark glaze and the size. I'm excited to use it for something! I think it'd be especially cute even filled with water and a few floating candles.

After we picked up these little gems, Ryan wanted to try his hand at painting his own pottery. He picked out a mug to paint and I chose a medium-sized plate. It was super duper fun! Let's be honest, Ryan isn't the most crafy guy in the world. But his mug turned out pretty awesome, I was pretty darn impressed!

Well, that's all for now folks. Hope you're enjoying your weekend! Ryan's coming back from work in about an hour and then he's taking me out on a hot date. :) I should probably go change out of my pajamas.

this is linked to: Metamorphasis Monoday, Mad Skills, Motivate Me Monday and Making the World Cuter


  1. These are lovely! It must be weird doing a class where you don't understand much-but it just shows how little words are needed at times as you have done a good job!

  2. I think they are all gorgeous! I've never done that before. Sounds like a ton of fun!

  3. Thanks! :) If you ever get the chance, try it out!

  4. They look great! I think that little dimple in the bottom gives them character! :)

  5. These look great, I love the simplicity.

  6. These pieces are amazing..I love how earthy and organic they look. A job well done girl! :o)