The class then began forming their mugs, which could be made using one of many techniques:
- coil method
- slab technique
- working on the potter's wheel
- subtractive method
The nice thing about making mugs is having the opportunity to discuss form vs. function. These pieces would need to be functional, but they could still be designed to be aesthetically pleasing.
Our bisque firing finished this morning, so it was exciting to open the kiln and check to see if our mugs made it through this crucial step (we were worried about possible clay explosions since we had done so much recycling):
So far, so good! Today we glazed most of our pieces and started another firing. We can't wait to see the final products!