From every angle. Perfect. Today I went to our small downtown area to our Farmer’s Market and to visit some of the local artists’ demonstrations. The weather was perfect. I had recently met a local artist by the name of Lambeth W. Marshall. She is a potter and a painter and a very interesting woman. I knew she was throwing pottery on a wheel today and wanted to see her in action.
“E Concrematio. Confirmatio–out of the fire comes firmness, through stress we pass to strength.”
― Charles F. Binns
It was very interesting to watch her hands as she developed the pottery. This was my straight on angle.
Now I switched over to the left side to get a closer view of her hands.
This is pretty much the same angle, but I was fascinated with how quickly the shape changed.
Working my way over to the right side. She has now worked the pot taller again.
She patiently thins the walls of the vessel.
Now she is creating interest by creating the irregular line in the vase.
And once again creating interest by creating “dimples” in the surface. Once glazed these will create some interest in the color, too.
And the last shot is from the top looking in so the dimple can be viewed from the inside.
I really wanted to throw a pot, but she made it look so easy and I know it isn’t. Great activity to watch.