I have always been intrigued with pottery. The shapes, designs and colors. Taking a ball of clay, throwing it on a wheel with water and shaping it in to a pot, bowl, vase, etc. is a "high" for me.
As a school teacher I always had clay in the classroom. I found that when my students were given a ball of clay they became relaxed and quiet while molding and shaping the clay then glazing it with a variety of colors. So, when I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis and had to leave my teaching position I began throwing clay, making bowls, pots, vessels, mugs, etc., etc.. It is more wonderful than I expected and very therapeutic!
"Throwing" pottery has such a calming affect. Once I have the clay in my hands, get it centered on the potter's wheel it seems as though all the cares and worries that I have vanish for a time and I become lost…
- Born on February 11
- Joined August 16, 2011