Man pottery is messy, it’s hard, it’s a workout, and it’s also quite erotic. Lets start with the first three. I really need to start paying more attention to what I wear to my Weekly Activities. I showed up in one of my favorite pair of jeans not thinking that pottery is quite messy; but thankfully clay is easy to get out, live and learn.
Now for the “hard”/”workout,” when we arrived at the class we were immediately put to work wedging the clay to get any air bubbles out. Then it was off to the wheel. Our instructor taught us how to cone the clay and keep it centered, and told us we should be feeling it in our stomachs. And she wasn’t lying; you have to keep your hands/arms as steady as possible against the clay as centrifugal force tries to spin it off the wheel. I soon realized that slow, steady and strong movements are the way to keep the clay in line. In the end, we made 3 pieces with my third (I’m calling it a pot for a plant as of now) being my best. So I shall return in 4 weeks when it’s all fired and ready to reclaim my “masterpiece.”
And as far as the erotic part goes, the women are always leaning over, kneading away at the clay. There’s a reason Plastic Cities' cleavage is in every picture, that's the stance you have to be in. And for more evidence, look no further than THIS GIF from Community.
See more of Marvin’s Weekly Activity HERE!