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Re: throwin' pots....


From: Kathleen Shilson (kshilson_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Wed May 15 2002 - 21:52:39 PDT

I agree. I am a ceramics teacher and to this day, after three years of
teaching ceramics, I cannot throw a pot like some of my advanced students. I
know all the techniques involved and will demonstrate to the best of my
ability to the class...but, I can't really, really throw a pot. I can, on
the other hand, make fantastic sculptures, with the slab and coil method.
Wayne S
----- Original Message -----
From: "Bunki Kramer" <>
To: "ArtsEdNet Talk" <>
Sent: Wednesday, May 15, 2002 7:22 PM
Subject: throwin' pots....

> from: Bunki Kramer (
> Los Cerros Middle School
> 968 Blemer Road
> Danville, CA 94526
> *******************************************
> ----------
> >From: KPRS <>
> >~now I can teach anyone how to throw on the potter's wheel
> > in 3 easy steps).
> *********************
> Oh, yeah? I'll take up that wager. I took two courses at Ca. State
> and I S-T-I-L-L can't throw a decent pot. I talked my middle daughter into
> taking one course with me and she...not being really artistic or
> enthusiastic...was throwing pots all OVER the place and I was sitting
> like a dead doornail with a quivering lower lip making lumpy mud pies.
> Definitely not MY forte! Everyone has an unteachable moment, SanD, and I'm
> yours! Toodles.....Bunki in muddy waters
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