Thursday, November 13, 2008

NEW SUBJECT!!

POTTERY: the problem with pottery is called chemical reactions.
step A) you throw the clay on the wheel

step B) you make a beautiful clay bowl/cup/mug/whatever (or in my case you destroy a big wad of clay and have to start over 5 more times)

Step C)You fire the clay ######DANGER##### this is where your perfect or semi perfect thing is going through it's first chemical reaction and might explode/burn to the bottom of the kiln

STEP D) You start over because your pot/bowl/mug/plate got destroyed


STEP E)You do it all over again.


STEP F) Your pot/bowl finally made it through the first firing and you are ready to glaze it.


STEP G)Glaze it a color that will turn out NOTHING SIMILAR WHATSOEVER to the color you initially put on it once it goes through the final chemical reaction.


STEP H) FINAL FIRING ###### WARNING##### CHEMICAL REACTION######


STEP I) Remove beautiful bowl from kiln that now is a totally new and surprising color and....it's once again burned to the bottom of the kiln. Actually 2 OF YOUR SLAVED OVER BOWLS ARE BURNED TO THE BOTTOM OF THE KILN.


STEP..umm J) Tell entire pottery class to go to HECK!

2 comments:

Stephanie and Aaron said...

HAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!!!! OKay, seriously, you're teacher must've been new at firing, because my pottery teacher at Edison that was always telling us about his good ol' drugged out days in the 60's was able to save almost everything I made...there was only a couple things that busted.

Amelia said...

she claims she's done this for like 30 years but I'm not buying it. Plus the kiln is constantly broken! Even though she claims its brand new