Continued from the “New In” segment on the blog where I get to share with you my new purchase or haul (read New in #1) or my experience in trying out new things (New In #2), it’s all about my first experience in pottery today.

I had been wanting to try out pottery for the longest time. Finally, a few weeks ago, I got to attend a fun pottery and wine night with a few friends. We got a few tickets for a really affordable price on Groupon, (packet deal sold for $90/4 people).

Check out more pictures below!

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pottery stations

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some pottery printout ideas

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some colored and textured paint finishings aka glazings

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Holly- our instructor

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and her perfect bowl which took her 2 minutes to make!

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my station

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Yen and Toan— their concentration level though!

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decor time!


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Lesson learnt: It takes a lot of patience and loads of practice in order to make a good functional pottery piece. Pottery isn’t for me as I’ve realized that I’m not a really patient person! My nails were long, so I had to use the sponges provided to shape the pot. Long nails made it super difficult to pin, push, and shape the clay to the shape I wanted. Holly, our instructor, had to keep giving us new clay (about 2 lbs/person) every time we broke it because reusing the clay which might have air bubbles might cause explosion in the glazing process. I broke my clay twice for all of those reasons and felt quite bad. So I let Holly finished with the final shaping of my bowl. I could really go all out and would love to make the pot on my own if time wasn’t as restricting. However, I enjoyed the decorating part.

They said do one thing everyday that scares you. This wasn’t that “scary,” however, at least I got to say that I did it. I’d totally recommend doing pottery over any painting class outtings because it’s functional, meaning you can actually put the your pottery art piece in use. Holly was friendly and did a great job at instructing. She gave us plenty of time on our own. Wine was allowed, and there were good varieties of tools and media to create a functional art piece.

Location: Syd’s Art Haus
7600 147th St. West #101
Apple Valley, MN 55124

Thanks for reading and hope you are having a great day!

stay inspired | as always

An Trieu.