Event: Pottery Class at Inspirations Studio

Recently, I was invited back to Inspirations Studio in Toronto to take part in a pottery class with a group of my blogging colleagues (hi Renée, Brittany, Shannon, Amy). It was so fun! You may remember that last year, I designed a collection of pottery that was sold at BlogPodium. This time, though, it was my turn to get behind the wheel. Oh my goodness. I made a mess! And it was fun!

The afternoon began with a pro-potter giving us step-by-step instructions on how to throw the clay and form it into a small bowl using the wheel.

White-Cabana-pottery-2In just a few minutes, she made this perfectly formed bowl:

White-Cabana-pottery-3I made several attempts, but couldn’t quite get a symmetrical bowl. A little wonky bowl is a conversational piece, though, right? We also had the chance to roll out the clay and use different materials to imprint patterns on our pieces. I made a tray and rolled a piece of lace over it to create some texture.

White-Cabana-pottery-1Our pieces should be ready soon, and I’ll be sure to show you how they look post-firing. For now, here are a couple more photos from around the studio.White-Cabana-pottery-4 White-Cabana-pottery-5If you’re in Toronto and would like to have your own pottery experience, you might want to register for classes at Inspirations Studio.

Thanks to Lindsey T. and the team at Inspirations Studio for organizing a wonderful afternoon of pottery!

8 Comments

  1. ~ Carmen ~ May 21, 2015

    Looks really fun. I’ve never made any pottery before, but I’d love to. :]

    // ▲ itsCarmen.com ▲

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    • Jordana May 23, 2015

      It was fun, Carmen. There was a lot of laughter throughout the afternoon class.

      Reply
  2. Looks like you had so much fun! I was sad to miss it. Wonky bowls have charm 😉

    Reply
    • Jordana May 23, 2015

      Yes, charm, let’s go with that.

      Reply
  3. Jules May 22, 2015

    used to do this in elementary school – sounds like a great idea to try this again <3
    Jules

    see you at
    http://www.say-it-like-you-eat-it.com

    Reply
    • Jordana May 23, 2015

      Cool! You’ve already got some experience!

      Reply
  4. Susie May 22, 2015

    Sounds like a great time!

    xx,
    Susie

    http://www.SequinsandStrawberries.com

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    • Jordana May 23, 2015

      It was entertaining, that’s forsure. It definitely takes practice to get a symmetrical bowl!

      Reply

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