CHAPTER 2

Growing as a Potter

In this chapter, we will explore the concept of personal growth in two different ways. The first part of the chapter focuses on growing intellectually. We’ll investigate finding a viewpoint, finding inspiration, and viewing sources of inspiration next to finished work. You’ll also learn how to define your influences with a project that I have long found useful.

In the second part of this chapter, we’ll get into the studio and start making things with clay! I’ll share a couple of my favorite core shapes and then show you how to take those shapes and translate them into objects fit for the table. You’ll find a couple ways to make a bottomless cylinder and then we’ll use it to make a serving tray and an altered vase. ...

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