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Ceramics to Inspire

Pottery and ceramics have always interested me. From the time I was little making clay monsters to my first exposure to wheel throwing in college, I loved how freeing and yet also challenging ceramics were.

I've always wanted to have a studio and firing kiln, but since that's not possible, I took a wheel throwing class at Play with Clay Studios in Oakland. It was great as a beginners class and as a refresher course. The wheel throwing process forces patience because you don't get immediate results. You must throw your piece, let it dry for a day, fire it, pick out and mix your glaze of choice and then fire again to get the final product. And until you master the glazing process, what you get at the end might be a surprise!    

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One of my better pieces from a recent studio visit 
One of my better pieces from a recent studio visit 

Another fact that I love about ceramics (and art in general) that I tend to forget is that there are no rules. A mistake can turn into something really cool that you wouldn't have come up with otherwise. When I saw these wonderfully fun hand plates it was a nice reminder to break out of the box.

Small things like these are inspiring to get back into the studio and do something different and to always push the work we do at Sköna too. 

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IIIVVVYYY  -   How cute is this brown bag pot?
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