I couldn't wait until Wednesday to do my trimming and piercing of the piece I started last week. Tonight I got my hands into some leftover sculptural clay I had in the garage, and started to play. The fun thing about still being a newbie to pottery, but being fairly confident in my abilities, is that I will attempt anything, not knowing how difficult it could possibly be. Then I'm pretty determined, so once I realize how difficult it is, I can't stop until I conquer it.
Recently I have been inspired by the sculptural works of John Brien, "jbrien145" on Instagram. Look at this beauty:
To this point, it was going fairly well. I found that instead of adding coils, I was adding sections of clay which I had flattened with my fist, and then tried very hard to smooth out the seams from the inside and the outside :
For now, I've laid a moist paper towel along the rim of the neck, so it won't dry out too much, and have draped plastic over the whole thing. It's late, so I'll get back to playing tomorrow night or the following. Wish me luck!