I am following @pottery_oregonized_by_jack on Instagram, and he keeps teasing me with photos of twisted pottery such as this one:
Anyhow, still being more daring than skilled, I having been thinking that I've got to try something like this. So I trying throwing a pot, pushing in the sides with a straight edge, and then with my finger, and I realized that there was no way I was going to be able to twist my pot like this. But the result still turned out fairly funky, even if not what I wanted :
I also created a bowl from a similar pattern, and managed to add a coil foot, also just as my time was running out.
Next week I think I'll buy some sculptural clay, and start creating some forms which I'll use in the raku firing. My classmate and friend, Bev, very kindly spent time showing me pieces she made in a previous raku course, so it has given me enough ideas to try a few things. Stay tuned.