My husband, Mark, helped me clear out and reorganize my workspace in the garage. Actually he did all the work, I supervised. Plus I am the proud owner of a Brent Ware Cart, thanks to Mark. It's a wonderful addition to my small space and gives me so much more drying space for pieces. I've come to the conclusion that it's a good idea to clean out, clear out and reorganize every ten years, whether you need it or not.
A huge milestone for me, besides hitting 12 weeks post op is that I got back on the potters wheel day before yesterday. I threw four mugs! It felt great and pain free. No after effects either. I'm excited to get back to creating and luckily I have some ideas. So all's good.
I'm sharing a photo of my first mug after over 12 weeks.
My mugs will be evolving. I was able to take a wheel class from a great ceramic artist and potter, Ira Burhans. I love his mugs. In Ira's class, I was introduced to the Griffin Grip, of which I am now the proud owner. It's a great way to easily center pieces for the purpose of trimming. I was able to try it out for a few weeks before surgery and I'm loving the final look of the mugs that now have a foot rim. The trimming also lightens the mugs up a bit, which I've been in need of for a while. And thanks to Ira's instruction, I now can throw a little bit better for thinner walls. I plan on signing up for Ira's class again in the fall. As they way it's never too late to teach an old dog new tricks.
Here's a photo of one of the new mugs.