Making Pottery at the Hive

The Hive offers all sorts of fun art classes, including pottery. I tried my hand at the pottery wheel recently, and had a lot of fun! Here are some photos.

You start by getting your hands dirty…

When you’re done, the clay has to be fired in the kiln with a whole batch of pottery. So, you have to wait a week or so, until it is ready to be painted.

Painting the fired clay comes next…

…then you cover it all with glaze and wait for it to be fired in the kiln again…

…and thus it emerges from the kiln! Not bad for a novice!

And it’s useful, too…

Click on over to The Hive’s website to see the upcoming courses and workshops for teens and adults – or to Art Haven for children’s programs!

- Fr. Matthew Green

About Matthew Green

I am an origami artist and photographer (and teacher of both), a blogger, a freelance translator, former philosophy professor, and I love to sing. You can see my photos on Flickr and buy prints of some of them on Fine Art America. You can find me on Instagram, Twitter (@mehjg), and in various and sundry other social media sites on the web.
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3 Responses to Making Pottery at the Hive

  1. Rich B says:

    nice job! I think I have to try that.

  2. E.J. says:

    I see a future for you in clay. Maybe the Master Potter is showing you something here. Between your photography, origami and now pottery, you have been given great gifts of creativity – maybe you should pursue the life of an artist.

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