Shawn Falchetti, CPSA

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Green Dog Pottery

Kiersten and I began our pottery lessons at Green Dog Pottery. After driving by the little shop with the iconic deranged green dog icon, I bought Kiersten some lessons for her birthday last year. Our first lesson involved getting our feet wet with a small, pinch form cup, before diving right into throwing on the wheel. Unlike the movie Ghost (which was my only reference up to this point), throwing was much harder than it looked. In particular, centering the clay on the wheel initially was remarkably hard - somehow my efforts just unbalanced it all the more. With a little coaxing from the instructor, though, I was able to make a somewhat cylindrical cup, which will dry this week. It actually was remarkably fun to mold the clay with my hands - a very different artistic experience than the usual 2D work I'm used to. Next Saturday is our second lesson - more to come.