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Day 6: Trying Out the Pottery Wheel

Taking a pottery class has been on my 'wish list' for almost two years! At one point, I even looked up a community class and its schedule... and never followed through, naturally.

I had a free afternoon on Sunday and a pottery wheel class sounded just perfect. I look around at some of the studios nearby, and found one out in Fairfax that offered a 'try it' class for $55! The class included a one hour class where you learn the very very basics of the wheel, and a follow on session so you can paint and fire your piece.

I arrived about 15 minutes early and so excited to get started.


The first thing I noticed about the studio: the class was small--only about six students and one teacher! It was a good mix of people, with ages ranging from 12 to 60, and pottery skills ranging quite drastically as well. As someone who has never taken an art class, you can probably guess which end of the spectrum I fall...


The class kicked off right away, as we got our clay and started trying…

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