Pottery classes have resumed  at the art center, and, I am thrilled to be back among such passionate people.  This session, we are working on dinnerware which is a sneaky way to have everyone make multiples – after all, there is no better way to acquire technical skills other than practice.

Although  not all potters want to be production potters, all potters benefit from the sills required to make multiple pots that are similar in form and size.  Basic technical skills are prerequisites to any creative endeavor.

Essentially, there are two basic challenges for potters to resolve when making dinnerware sets:

  1. Similar pieces must be similar
  2. Dissimilar pieces must relate to one another
In the next few posts, I will share some thoughts and tips for overcoming these challenges.